1 June 2009 #38 #75
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I never realized that the Russian Olives bloomed. They don't even seem to drop their leaves over the winter, so why would they bloom? Driving around Minneapolis, I noticed that these scrubby little trees seemed bushier and more yellow/green. Check out the new growth! All of the Crab Apple trees stopped blooming 2-3 weeks ago, so I was excited to see another of my favorite type of tree blooming away.
Again I am aware of how much of a challenge it is to photograph the Russian Olive tree. There is no clear center of focus. It is hard to know if I can crop the image to create some sort of compositional pleasantness. These are okay. I'll keep shooting.