Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Blooming branches.....

The flowering fruit trees are at their peak here in Portland. My neighborhood is very pink right now, it is really lovely. The trees are blooming much later this year then last. This March has been one of the rainiest on record, I think we only had one day of no rain. It hasn't been all bad though, we have had afternoons of sunshine here and there............. and rainbows.

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A few week ago, before the trees where in their full glory, I gathered some branches from a park in my neighborhood. I took them home and gave them a shower(literally) and dried them and took them into the art class I teach every week, and the kids and I made blooming branches with tissue paper flowers. So very simple and easy to make. I think they are really beautiful. Sophie made me some for Mother's Day last year and I have had them in a vase on the bookshelf all year. It is nice to know that after all the pink trees turn green we will still have a little spring color in our house.

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5 comments:

MJ said...

These are absolutely gorgeous trees and photos!!

Mama Gone Green said...

Love the tissue paper branches!

Finn loves to point out all of the pink that he sees on our walks these days....

house full of jays said...
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house full of jays said...

Oops, typo...
Beautiful! A pink neighbourhood sounds lovely and the indoor variety are sweet - I think that is closest that we will get to the real thing here!

Simona said...

these are gorgeous, your photos and the decorated branches as well.
my mom has had a similar branch in her living room and i always found it to be a beautiful touch.