Pink heaven

I had planned to take my big camera into Stockholm to photograph the sakura, or Japanese cherry blossoms,

But the hail and rain meant that the camera stayed dry at home. (All these photos were taken with my iPhone.)

I decided to revel in the pink beauty of the blossoms anyway,

And I’m glad I did.

Blossoms - alley

The blossoms on the north side

Remained curled up in bud

Deserted

While the flowers were blossoming on the south side,

Looking so fragile and pretty against the rain.

Rainy

My spirits soared at the sight

Of a dreamy pink canopy weaved

Of dreams and petals.

Canopy

“In the cherry blossom’s shade,

There is no such thing as a stranger.” — Issa

Dewy

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106 responses

  1. Amazing shots. I guess having a talent to spot a click is more important than a camera.

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    April 20, 2015 at 15:21

  2. Lovely lovely! ❤

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    April 20, 2015 at 15:27

  3. Wow, those are gorgeous. And I can only imagine the wonderful scent.

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    April 20, 2015 at 15:33

  4. Paradise!!! We do not have such place for a walk under cherry blossoms, pink ones like in these gorgeous instants…. For sure it makes you to say: “spirits soared at the sight
    Of a dreamy pink canopy weaved
    Of dreams and petals….”
    My day is brighter, now… so thankful!! Warm greetings, Andra Alexa

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    April 20, 2015 at 15:34

  5. …and that made my heart blossom!

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    April 20, 2015 at 15:49

  6. Pat

    What a gorgeous sight!

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    April 20, 2015 at 16:16

  7. This is unbelievable, how gifted you are operating your iphone!! 🙂 It never works with me … 😦 The last one is a gem, but they are all outstanding, rainy Stockholm couldn’t have looked better. ❤ Vakre Sverige! ❤

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    April 20, 2015 at 16:20

  8. So beautiful Fiona – thank goodness for the latest technology and iphones. These pink blossoms are awesome!

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    April 20, 2015 at 16:22

  9. Pink is the tree tops, shame there was its raining.

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    April 20, 2015 at 16:24

  10. So lovely in the rain!

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    April 20, 2015 at 16:39

  11. They are gorgeous and forms a beautiful color vault – Too bad the rain is here !!

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    April 20, 2015 at 16:47

  12. dreamy is right! wow!

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    April 20, 2015 at 17:01

  13. Wow. These cherry blossoms are beautiful even in the rain. Your camera phone takes great pictures. Have a wonderful week.

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    April 20, 2015 at 17:03

  14. Ron

    Fiona, these photographs are STUNNING! And wow…your phone camera takes AMAZING pictures!

    I absolutely love that last one!

    And it’s ironic you posted about cherry blossoms because over the weekend I took a bunch of photographs of the white cherry blossom trees, here in the city. Aren’t they gorgeous trees? Reminds me of my time living in Japan 🙂

    Have a lovely week, my friend!
    X

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    April 20, 2015 at 17:13

  15. Riet

    Wow, your photo’s are as Always STUNNING. Beautiful and how I would love to walk there.

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    April 20, 2015 at 17:31

  16. Such awesome photos especially of the closed-up photo for the cherry blossom.

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    April 20, 2015 at 17:43

  17. Lovely pictures.

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    April 20, 2015 at 17:55

  18. Absolutely beautiful and with your phone, nonetheless.

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    April 20, 2015 at 18:03

  19. What a lovely canopy of blossoms!!!

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    April 20, 2015 at 18:16

  20. So pretty! Wonderful!

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    April 20, 2015 at 18:20

  21. Mac

    WOW! Beautiful

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    April 20, 2015 at 18:55

  22. Stunning! I agree with the first comment above …. the talent for spotting the beauty is as important as the camera. Rain or not, these are amazing pictures. Thank you for sharing — pictures and thoughts!

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    April 20, 2015 at 18:55

  23. Stunning photos! With an iphone! Dang! You are fantastic!

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    April 20, 2015 at 19:00

  24. Once again it’s shown that the photographer is more important than the camera! Excellent!

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    April 20, 2015 at 19:47

  25. You must have fabulous filters on your iPhone. These photos are glorious!

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    April 20, 2015 at 20:19

  26. Beautiful pink flowers – your phone camera did an excellent job!

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    April 20, 2015 at 20:47

  27. I’m glad the rain didn’t keep you away. Amazing.

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    April 20, 2015 at 20:50

  28. Ela

    Fantastic pictures of these cherry blossoms !!
    Greetings

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    April 20, 2015 at 21:12

  29. Beautiful flowers! I love the light in your photos, pure delicacy!

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    April 20, 2015 at 21:20

  30. Absolutely STUNNING – those lovely photos take my breath away!

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    April 20, 2015 at 21:47

  31. Kaya

    You touched my heart deeply with these beautiful pink blossoms!

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    April 20, 2015 at 22:09

  32. I’m happy you took your camera into the city also, just so that we could see these exquisite photographs! Thanks so much LadyFi. They are all truly stunning.

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    April 20, 2015 at 22:32

  33. These are gorgeous shots of pink heavy. So much beauty!

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    April 20, 2015 at 23:06

  34. I’m impressed that you got such great pictures from your phone!

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    April 20, 2015 at 23:09

  35. After the rain ~ love it! Exquisite photography!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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    April 20, 2015 at 23:40

  36. How very, very beautiful. Thank you.

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    April 20, 2015 at 23:42

  37. o, this is really gorgeous. I did not know Stockholm had streets like this. Wonderful.

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    April 21, 2015 at 00:10

  38. just gorgeous, I only take photos with my iphone.

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    April 21, 2015 at 00:23

  39. Hi! Fantastic! The cherry blossom’s canopy is very cool. THanks for sharing.

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    April 21, 2015 at 00:48

  40. What a heavenly archway, indeed! Puddles and raindrops enhance every tree and blossom.

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    April 21, 2015 at 01:01

  41. That pretty pink canopy softens an otherwise wet, wintry scene and your macro shot is gorgeous.

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    April 21, 2015 at 01:02

  42. beautiful! Thanks for sharing what a great experience! 🙂

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    April 21, 2015 at 01:54

  43. This pink canopy is just gorgeous, Fi!
    What a beautiful place to be.

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    April 21, 2015 at 01:56

  44. Seing these, I think it’s not the camera but the person behind it that makes all the difference. Your compositions are fantastic, Fi. Those blossoms lift my spirits (which have been bogged in cold and snow). So glad you ventured out in the rain.

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    April 21, 2015 at 03:06

  45. You are a born storyteller, and your eye can cash the checks your words write!

    ALOHA from Honolulu,
    ComfortSpiral

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    April 21, 2015 at 03:46

  46. beautiful rainy scenes.

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    April 21, 2015 at 03:54

  47. Wow … I feel like I am there with you!

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    April 21, 2015 at 04:06

  48. it looks sooo pretty! makes me miss this city soso much! thanks for sharing!

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    April 21, 2015 at 04:29

  49. Beautiful!! Don’t get me wrong, you have great technical skills, but the eye is what makes great photographs, and you have it.

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    April 21, 2015 at 04:42

  50. Joy

    so fantastic pinky blossoms! Awesome!

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    April 21, 2015 at 05:29

  51. Beautiful cherry blossoms–even in the rain, Fiona! i Phones take very clear photos –the last one is gorgeous!

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    April 21, 2015 at 06:10

  52. Lovely shots! I really like the fourth one.

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    April 21, 2015 at 07:12

  53. They are such beautiful trees, in my street and all streets in Waterloo have them. It’s a pity that they don’t bloom very long !

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    April 21, 2015 at 07:38

  54. so so beautiful 🙂 !!!

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    April 21, 2015 at 07:53

  55. Gorgeous blossom and especially wonderful in the rain! I love the close-up shot and the canopy of flowers overhead. What a wonderful visit to Stockholm!

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    April 21, 2015 at 08:34

  56. Cherry blossoms at a rainy day – what a rare beauty (nobody try it to photograph normally)!

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    April 21, 2015 at 09:05

  57. Anonymous

    Awesome compositions… well captured the essence of rain and blossoms! Enjoyed the feel it caused

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    April 21, 2015 at 09:20

  58. (the anonymous was mine) Awesome compositions… well captured the essence of rain and blossoms! Enjoyed the feel it caused

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    April 21, 2015 at 09:21

  59. Like walking under pink clouds! Hope that the rain did not harm them too much.

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    April 21, 2015 at 09:44

  60. Wow! Truly beautiful!

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    April 21, 2015 at 10:28

  61. Wow, helt fantastiskt vackert och du visar verkligen med dina vackra bilder hur fint där är.

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    April 21, 2015 at 10:28

  62. Wow, what a beautiful sight! The cherry blossoms are gorgeous… even in the rain! Lovely photos. Have a happy week!

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    April 21, 2015 at 10:38

  63. I saw some interesting cherry trees this weekend. They had both colours!
    The pink one on the white host. All trees were grafted this way.
    Only one tree had white clone grafted on pink host, so I guess that’s my favourite one. 🙂

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    April 21, 2015 at 11:00

  64. Heavenly beautiful! Glad you made pictures even with the phone, they look great.

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    April 21, 2015 at 11:08

  65. Indeed a “Pink Heaven” in the rain. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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    April 21, 2015 at 11:31

  66. Pink heaven is the right word for it! So very beautiful pictures!

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    April 21, 2015 at 11:54

  67. Wonderful blossom photo’s, awesome lane and colors.

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    April 21, 2015 at 12:14

  68. Great shots – thats a lot of flowers!

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

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    April 21, 2015 at 12:58

  69. oh my, so lovely
    that last photo really got me!

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    April 21, 2015 at 13:25

  70. I am sure glad you took the phone along for the pictures … they are wonderful.

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    April 21, 2015 at 13:59

  71. jmcguin7

    Too early for cherry blossoms here so yours are a welcome sight!

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    April 21, 2015 at 14:20

  72. Colleen@ LOOSELEAFNOTES

    These make me breath deeper. So expansive and uplifting!

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    April 21, 2015 at 15:08

  73. Yes, cherry blossom is one of the most heart-lifting sights of spring time – even in the rain!

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    April 21, 2015 at 15:23

  74. when you’ve an eye like you to catch the special in daily life, you don’t need a good camera… you’re an artist!

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    April 21, 2015 at 15:34

  75. That last shot is just thrilling! Gives me hope of spring, even when my budding daffodils are covered in snow this morning.

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    April 21, 2015 at 15:41

  76. Don

    You did a great job of capturing the density and beauty of these blossoms. Whatever camera you used, it captured some fine shots.

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    April 21, 2015 at 16:58

  77. Claudia

    oh how beautiful!! makes me want to pitch a tent and live under one of them

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    April 21, 2015 at 18:43

  78. Lovely pink canopy!

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    April 21, 2015 at 18:46

  79. Gorgeous photos! ♥
    I almost think I like them so very much because of the rain. The rain makes the views more special.
    Have a lovely week!

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    April 21, 2015 at 18:53

  80. Beautiful photographs these are in those blossoms are gorgeous !!…:)JP

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    April 21, 2015 at 18:55

  81. Herrliche Blüten – unsere Welt ist schön !

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    April 21, 2015 at 19:22

  82. Coloring Outside the Lines

    Awesome pinks! Even in the rain, they are beautiful!

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    April 21, 2015 at 20:15

  83. the petals and trees are my dreams too!

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    April 21, 2015 at 21:10

  84. Wow! Lovely, lovely, lovely. Lovely!

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    April 21, 2015 at 22:17

  85. JM

    WOW! I’m speechless…

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    April 21, 2015 at 22:26

  86. Was there ever a more lovely sight? Simply spellbinding! Thanks for sharing this beauty with us!

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    April 22, 2015 at 02:11

  87. Al

    Absolutely gorgeous!

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    April 22, 2015 at 02:16

  88. Such magnificent shots of the cherry blossoms.
    I just came back from a walk and saw a tree here in full bloom with cherry blossoms … how I love the spring time
    🙂

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    April 22, 2015 at 03:47

  89. WOW! I love number 4!
    Great photos.
    Carla

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    April 22, 2015 at 04:28

  90. Those are so gorgeous, and your iPhone did a great job of capturing them. I hope to walk under a canopy like that one day!

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    April 22, 2015 at 06:20

  91. roth0003

    So lovely! Great captures, and I hope you’ll come share at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/04/at-keyboard.html

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    April 22, 2015 at 12:02

  92. daryledelstein

    just exquisite … i visited Ohio last weekend and saw the Redbud trees in bloom .. they are gorgeous but don’t compare to these ..

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    April 22, 2015 at 16:17

  93. I love all those colors. Well done.

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    April 22, 2015 at 16:56

  94. Amazing flowers, it must be a pleasant stroll under the canopy.
    canopy

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    April 22, 2015 at 17:32

  95. gillinthestudio

    Beautiful, even in the rain. Great close up too.

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    April 22, 2015 at 18:15

  96. Så nydelige bilder. Jeg besøkte Stockholm tidlig i mai for 10 år siden og fikk se noen av trærne i blomst. Men dette var virkelig et fantastisk syn!

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    April 23, 2015 at 00:13

  97. positively gorgeous! love the blossoms.

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    April 23, 2015 at 02:52

  98. simply, lovely!

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    April 23, 2015 at 09:39

  99. what an awesome sight and photos 🙂

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    April 23, 2015 at 12:40

  100. Det är så otorligt häftigt att gå där när körsbärsträden blommor! Kan man bli annat än glad: 🙂 Vilket man verkligen ser på folk också tycker jag. Det är häftigt att fota folk med om man vågar.

    http://tillklippt.blogspot.se/

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    April 25, 2015 at 23:49

  101. Pure beauty, great views!

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    April 26, 2015 at 06:50

  102. Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers

    I would love to walk under that canopy! Such a beautiful abundance of cherry blossom.

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    April 26, 2015 at 12:46

  103. Truly a pink sky.
    The last picture is really beautiful picture!

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    April 26, 2015 at 14:44

  104. how lovely! ♥

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    April 27, 2015 at 06:40

  105. Absolutely beautiful. All my photos are taken with my iPhone. It does a pretty good job.

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    April 29, 2015 at 23:15

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