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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Spring in LA

Spring in LA

This is my favorite time of year in Los Angeles. The air smells like a spray of perfume -- white star jasmine mixed with orange blossoms. Here are a few snapshots from various locales. (The swans are at the Hotel Bel-Air! The telephone wires are, unfortunately, from my backyard. ) There are camellias blooming with azaleas. And all the fruit trees are flowering.

I'm happy until I get an allergy attack, like now. I have a headache from all this beauty!

17 Comments:

Blogger LENORENEVERMORE said...

Hotel Bel-Air & its history-if wall could talk...fabulous! Thanks for your kind words(blush-blush*)
~happy s p r i n g 2U*

March 25, 2009 at 8:04 PM  
Blogger Fada Moranga said...

Hello Tina!

You have already inspired me! What a wonderful blog! Happy Spring!

All the best, :-)***

March 25, 2009 at 10:57 PM  
Blogger Tina said...

Thank you Fada!!

March 25, 2009 at 11:07 PM  
Blogger *moggit girls said...

Oh, is that what spring should look like?

In our world, spring looks like brown grass and mud.

Until May.

We could use some LA-style spring...

The Moggit Girls,
J&J

March 26, 2009 at 4:51 AM  
Blogger The Cottage Cheese said...

What a beautiful collage of polaroids! All of the blooming beauty here is wreaking havoc on my allergies too.

March 26, 2009 at 5:41 AM  
Blogger Penney said...

what great pix! so worth the headache...
have a lovely day!
xo, P

March 26, 2009 at 6:47 AM  
Blogger Ruth said...

i absolutely adore your blog. it makes me feel happy. these pics are fabulous. Thank you!!

March 26, 2009 at 7:38 AM  
Blogger Tina said...

Oh Ruth, Thank you!!!

March 26, 2009 at 7:44 AM  
Blogger Vana said...

Tina

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am thinking I will be having them up in my shop next week. They will make super cute early mother's day gifts and I have received so many requests.

Vana

March 26, 2009 at 7:57 AM  
Blogger Tina said...

Vana creates beautiful custom silhouettes in lockets!!

http://www.lepapierstudioblog.com/2009/03/creative-thursday.html

March 26, 2009 at 8:06 AM  
Blogger Char said...

what a stunning mix of images...and how you described it? I can smell the orange blossoms.

March 26, 2009 at 8:50 AM  
Anonymous Alicia said...

Your evocation of sping is so wonderful and convincing that I had to take a hay fever pill, but when there are swans gliding by, who cares.

March 26, 2009 at 12:29 PM  
Blogger The Wanderers' Daughter said...

Ah, spring! It just dumped nearly two feet of cold, light snow here in Denver, killing all of the beautiful white blossoms that had bloomed on our neighborhood trees. Sigh. That's life in CO. I imagine we'll have a second bloom, though...this time pink!

March 26, 2009 at 4:25 PM  
Blogger Doreen said...

I can't wait for Spring to bloom here in Michigan. Things are just beginning to bud out some.

March 26, 2009 at 6:16 PM  
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March 27, 2009 at 5:05 AM  
Blogger Young said...

Beautiful blog :)

March 31, 2009 at 12:24 PM  
Blogger Charlie said...

Tina, believe it or not it is actually getting warmer here as well. It is actually quite early for that usually we have snow on the ground in June! Thank you so much for the beautiful photos. I'm with you though, it's all beautiful and wonderful until the allergies attack. But after the looong dark winters in Helsinki I'll take the allergies for a few weeks.

Great post!

April 2, 2009 at 7:18 AM  

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