The apple blossoms' shower of pearl,
Though blent with rosier hue
As beautiful as woman's blush
As evanescent too.”
~ Letitia E Landon (English poet/novelist, 1802–1838)
The apple blossom exists to create fruit; when that comes, the petal falls.
~ Kabir (Indian Philosopher, 1398-1519)
[click to enlarge to see shadows]
I saw this magnificent apple tree in bloom this past spring in Austria.