Apparently May showers bring June flowers because we are getting more rain in May than we had in April! Tulips look so pretty in the rain, so even if I have to dodge some showers, it is worth it to capture the raindrops on the flower.
As the blossom season unfortunately comes to an end for cherry and crabapple trees, I wanted to share some early blooming crabapple trees that I caught at Planting Fields Arboretum a few weeks ago. With the light rain and cloudy skies I basically had the garden all to myself to capture the pretty pink and white flowers.
Does cherry blossom season really have to end? For some reason I only go to Planting Fields Arboretum in the winter when I need a dose of flowers in the camellia greenhouse, but I decided the other day to actually visit the grounds in the spring, and it did not disappoint. There were so many different varieties of cherry trees to see, I had no problem staying there all day to photograph. The weeping cherry tree is my new favorite variety, they are as pretty as they are dramatic.
Puffin + Pantone Book Series: Ten classic novels are getting the Pantone treatment in Penguin Random House’s new series. Eight book covers have been unveiled so far including The Wizard of Oz playing off the iconic yellow brick road. Six books will be released on June 5 and I am tempted to pre-order all of them. You can see more books on Penguin Teen’s Instagram @penguinteen.
Instagram Account Matching Photos with Pantone Catalog: Matthew Henry, a photographer from Melbourne, Australia is matching up his photographs with the entire Pantone catalog with The Pantone Project. So far he has matched up more than 170 photographs. You can see more photos from the project on his Instagram account @oakandink.
Pantone Color of the Day: You can be inspired by Pantone daily with their Color of the Day colorstrology by Michele Bernhardt posted every day on their website.
As quickly as the cherry blossoms bloom, they disappear which is upsetting since they are so pretty. One of my favorite spots to photograph cherry blossoms is at the Nassau County Museum of Art which I frequent often since I work across the street. The other day when I visited to see if the magnolia trees had bloomed yet, it was sad to see all the cherry trees bare when a few days ago the blossoms were a sight to see.