Blooming, Spring in Southern California

Flowering Apricot tree Magnolia Blossom Flowering Apricot tree

Photos taken by Ms. Jen with her Nikon D800.

Sat 02.09.13 – Depending on the plant and the part of the world it is from, Spring in Southern California can start the first week of January and go through mid-April or so. Seasons are very flexible here.
On the 18th of January, my Mom and I went on a photo walk at the Huntington in San Marino and the flowering apricots were just starting to bloom. My Mom thought it was a few weeks early, I wasn’t surprised that they had already started blooming in January.
I decided to make a quick trip up to the Huntington today as I had a hunch that after three weeks the flowering apricots would be almost done and they were. One of the magnolia trees was also almost done flowering.
Here are a few above are a few of the photos I took with my Nikon D800 and a Nikon 85mm f1.8D lens.
Here are a two of the photos I took of the same subjects, flowering apricot and the magnolia blossom, with my Nokia 808 PureView cameraphone on Flickr.