Apple Blossom

Of all the fruit blossom that we are lucky to have in our garden, Apple blossom is the prettiest. Plum blossom invariably comes out first – sometimes it’s the Golden Plum that is the first to brave the weather as it did this year, but in other years it has been our Greengage trees, or even the Victoria Plum. Apple waits in the wings preparing to upstage all the others. Apple blossom is two-toned. Its buds are a brilliant pink – the trees look speckled with pink. Then as the flowers open, the off-white inner surfaces of the petals are revealed.

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Plum Blossom and Cherry Blossom have a uniformity, a preciseness, about their flowers, Apple’s flowers are slightly grander and just a little crumpled around the edges. We have yet to see the full effect this year, but today’s image was captured yesterday, the last day of a period of settled warm weather. It’s raining as I write and the forecast is for a more unsettled period of weather – it doesn’t always pay to be last on stage.

Don’t forget to click the image to see an enlargement – it’s worth it for a much higher quality image.

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Hi - I'm a UK-based photographer who started out 45+ years ago as a lover of landscapes, inspired by my love of outdoor pursuits: skiing, walking and climbing. Now retired, I seldom leave home without a camera and I find images in unexpected places and from different genres. I work on the premise that Photography is Art and that creativity is dependent on the cultivation of 'A Seeing Eye'. I'm not averse to manipulating images to produce derivatives that may sometimes be far removed from the original.
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23 Responses to Apple Blossom

  1. I don’t know if I could choose a favorite of all the blossoming trees, but this is certainly a contender. I must admit, I’m a bit jealous you have all of those in your garden! Beautiful image and post, Andy. :)

    • LensScaper says:

      Thanks very much Erin. We inherited all these trees – they look beautiful in Spring. In late summer the volumes of fruit in a good year create their own problem – an over-abundance!

  2. seekraz says:

    Very pretty, Andy…love how it’s put together with the blurred background…so complete.

  3. Nice one, Andy. The two-tone of the apple blossom has always made it a stand-out in my book. Your timing could not have been better here with the five perfect buds surrounding the single open bloom.

    • LensScaper says:

      Thanks Mike. It took a while to find that specimen flower – but I think it paid off. Wind and rain today sadly aren’t going to do the blossom any favours

  4. Jim Nix says:

    it’s a beauty for sure!

  5. ken bello says:

    We live in an area which has a lot of apple growers and we can see apple trees for miles on end, especially by the Lake shore. They’re just gorgeous.

  6. Len Saltiel says:

    Beautiful flower shot Andy. The bokeh is very nice and the colors are wonderful. Glad spring has sprung there.

  7. You’re right. The larger photo is breathtaking (and I rarely use that term). The blossoms are truly wonderful. You produced a lovely portrait, Andy.

  8. ehpem says:

    Nice shot! I am glad I clicked on the enlargement, what a lot of detail!
    Your season seems to be rapidly catching up to ours (they should be more or less in sync). Our apple is in full bloom, but is more of a uniform white colour now.

    • LensScaper says:

      Thanks for commenting. Yes, viewing an enlargement really does sharpen up my images in WordPress. Apple Blossom seems most attractive when you have that mixture of pink buds an white blossom.

  9. I have never seen an apple blossom ! Its beautiful !

  10. Awesome, great colors!

  11. apple blossom is lovely isn’t it.

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