“Deciduous trees are trees that can’t decide what outfit to wear, so they change three times a year. ”
― Jarod Kintz, The Merits of Marthaism, and How Being Named Susan Can Benefit You
This is another photo of a Redbud tree, photographed early last Wednesday morning at historic Prater’s Mill near Dalton, Georgia. These trees are so beautiful! If I lived in Northwest Georgia, I’m pretty sure I’d have several in my yard.
“Redbud 2”, Nikon D800, ISO 400, f/5.3 at 1/40 sec., 98mm Click the image to view larger size and available print options.
As I drove into Dalton, Georgia on Monday evening, I was captivated by the beautiful purple-maybe-magenta-but-definitely-not-red blossoming trees growing both wild and in people’s yards. They were like fireworks of color lighting up the oncoming shadows of the setting sun. When I later inquired about what kind of tree this was, I was told they were Redbuds. On hearing this, my first thought was immediately vocalized (though in a much different dialect than my own) by my sister-in-law: “I think the guy that named ’em musta been color-blind.” To which, of course, I could only fittingly respond: “Yep, I’d say yur right.”
“Eastern Redbud”, Nikon D800, ISO 400, f/5.3 at 1/160 sec., 98mm Click the image to view larger size and available print options.