i don't think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that still remains

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    ~ Anne Frank (Diary of a Young Girl)

    i've been admiring these trees this past week, they are all over and they strike me as unique in the way they leaf out...in sweet little lemon-lime tufts. at least i think these are the leaves, they may be the bloom. i dunno, they look more leafy in person.

    it was a sad day after school, when my girl accidentally knocked the wreath next to our front door onto the ground, causing the four bird eggs nesting behind it to fall and crack open. she had been waiting excitedly for them to hatch.

    she was inconsolable and then said you know the worst part, mommy? it's all my fault.

    ~Staci Lee~, and 44 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Hawkea 37 months ago | reply

      sorry to hear about what happened to your daughter, hopefully she'll get over it soon!
      Awesome capture! Lovely dof!

    2. thebugsmommy 37 months ago | reply

      such a pretty photo.. and so sad about what happened to your daughter... worst thing in the world is when your kids are upset about something that you can't fix... :(

    3. {katesea} 37 months ago | reply

      Oh, that's so sad about the eggs. Your daughter must be heartbroken. :( This shot is absolutely beautiful. The colours are wonderful. :)

    4. (sam I am) 37 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous tree Jamie......and what a shot!!! I love the subtle pink tones in the bokeh. So very lovely. Boo about the eggs..... we do the same thing around here..... birds, frogs, dogs, whatever..... . I'm sorry.

    5. PiCtoDiSPLAY [deleted] 37 months ago | reply

      beautiful SPRiNG

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      Thank you for musing with us.

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    6. brownpaperpackages 37 months ago | reply

      So pretty - beautiful pastel tones.

    7. ~nut*meg~ 37 months ago | reply

      poor baby!!! I feel her pain....lovely shot, my dear!

    8. ~Roxanne~ 37 months ago | reply

      Beautiful image! And sorry about the accident with the bird's nest.
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      Seen on your photo stream. ( ?² )

    9. soupatraveler 37 months ago | reply

      ahhh, poor little thing! beautiful DoF, i've been enjoying the trees sprouting too!

    10. raehein 37 months ago | reply

      awwww. I hope you were able to console her....poor baby.

      beautiful depth and tones.

    11. <aviary> [deleted] 37 months ago | reply

      I'm so sorry to hear this :( Beautifully shot--love those pops of yellow.

    12. ♚holly. 36 months ago | reply

      beautiful photo! :D

    13. Suzi Marshall 36 months ago | reply

      i have no idea what this is called but john's parents have the same one in their garden.
      so sorry to hear about your little one.

    14. picky & fussy 36 months ago | reply

      this is beyond gorgeous

    15. pavicha 36 months ago | reply

      This is so fantastic! Wow!

    16. Berglind Mari 36 months ago | reply

      Poor girl, so sorry about the eggs. Sometimes we grief for something that might have been. The story is so beautiful even though it's sad.

    17. herreragirls {{Heidi}} 36 months ago | reply

      so very pretty. and so sad about the eggs. your quote is perfect though.

    18. SurprisePally 36 months ago | reply

      so gorgeous. love this so much.

    19. RL Stars 32 months ago | reply

      so beautiful flowers!

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