The Blossom in our Garden

The blossom in our garden has been given a hard time by the elements in the last week. There’s been no significant let-up in the return to much colder conditions and although in our area April showers have been few, overnight frosts, chilly winds and low temperatures have been the order of the day, and the forecast for the rest of this week is for more of the same.

All is not entirely gloomy. There have been bursts of sunshine, and when one arrives, I have hurried outside to make the best of the window of sunlight.

Three images today of the blossom in our garden that has, despite the adverse conditions, managed to flourish

First, ornamental Cherry – always a showy large-petalled blossom.

Second, Golden Plum blossom that reached its peak a few day ago when this image was taken.

Finally, Greengage Plum blossom – almost indistinguishable from the other plum blossom, although with the eye of faith the stamens seem to be marginally more orange.

Hope these images lighten a gloomy day, if like us you are wondering where Spring has gone.

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About LensScaper

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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6 Responses to The Blossom in our Garden

  1. I love greengage plums! 🙂
    Never seen their blossoms before though.

  2. seekraz says:

    Very nice, Andy…will be rather gloomy here, today, too…thank you for the spring brightness.

  3. Great shots!
    I say they are up close and floral.
    😉

  4. We had a beautiful summer like day yesterday and it was back to cold temperatures today. Lovely series of images Andy.

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