August 14, 2011

Apple Blossoms

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]
Austria, 2011

I saw this magnificent apple tree in bloom this past spring in Austria.

Linking with Shadow Shot Sunday (see the gentle  shadows of the stamen on the petals?), Weekend Flowers, Today's Flower, and Macro Monday.

47 comments:

jabblog said...

A lovely reminder of spring - when the petals fall it's like a snowstorm.

fredamans said...

Very pretty and delicate!

Sylvia K said...

Exquisite, delicate flowers, delightful shadows and superb captures, Francisca!! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Hope you're enjoying a great weekend!

Sylvia

joo said...

What a lovely reminder of spring in this rather autumn-like-summer:)
Have a nice Sunday!

Annabella said...

Beautiful but delicate blossom - lovely shots for SSS!

EG Wow said...

Very beautiful blossoms! I look forward to apple blossom time every year,

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Apple blossoms, I think, are the most beautiful of all fruit tree flowers.

IF SHADOWS

If shadows could jump,
How high would they go?
As high as the moon?
Does anyone know?

If shadows could weep,
How long would they cry?
As long as it takes
To climb to the sky?

If shadows could laugh
And tell funny jokes
Would you take them home
And say, “Get this, folks!”?

If shadows could wed,
Would they prefer you
Or somebody else
To promise, “I do”?


© 2011 Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadows on this door and this

Evelyn said...

Really pretty. I love the close-ups.

Linnea said...

What vibrant colors and textures you've captured! Really gorgeous!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Delicate shadows for delicate blossoms! Beautiful.

Carletta said...

Lovely shots!
Apple blossoms are one of my favorite to photograph in the spring. I never get enough. :)

Nora said...

Very beautiful. It makes me wish it was spring all over again. Especially with this autumn like weather. Thanks!

Kay L. Davies said...

Delightful soft shadows, Francisca. Apple blossoms always remind me of my childhood in the Okanagan.
Right now we're cruising through Russia -- today the River Svir and Lake Onega. St. Petersburg was amazing.
If I can't comment often, please know I'm doing the best I can.
-- K

Bernie said...

Exquisite little flowers and fabulous photos!

Luna Miranda said...

what a gorgeous sight! i wish we have them here.:p
i love the first & second photos--fabulous shots!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Love these, especially the macros!

Jama said...

They are so lovely!

Tina said...

Thanks for joining WEF with this lovely spring blossoms. So we can forget, that the summer has gone without beeing here. :) Have a great week! LG Tina

Halcyon said...

Pretty macros!
I love flowers of all kinds. :)

Marilyn said...

I love the second picture! It is great.♥♫

JM said...

Just beautiful!

Arija said...

Your apple blossoms are so beautiful I can almost smell them.

Ms. Becky said...

sweet blossoms of spring beautifully captured. and yes, I see the soft shadows of the stamens. very nice Francisca. happy Sunday to you. (or Monday, whatever the day may be!)

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice photos.

Regards!

cieldequimper said...

Oh... spring... :-)

Modern Mom said...

These are beautiful.

My entry.

Míriam Luiza said...

Que lindas flores de maçã! Parece uma núvem branca perfumada. Sua visita e comentário são muito importantes para mim.Mostrei o post para o meu pai, e ele ficou admirado de uma pessoa de tão longe vê-lo através da internet. Ele ficou maravilhado. Abraços!

lisaschaos said...

Wow it's really full of blooms!!

chubskulit said...

Such beautiful blooms!

My share of flower, have a great week ahead!

Laerte Pupo said...

Beautiful flower. I believe this is why the fruit is delicious.

lina@women's perspectives said...

Lovely blooms :)

Kala said...

Beautiful details of these blossoms!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Stunning!!! The lighting you've captured on the beautiful blossoms make for picture perfect compositions!!

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LauraX said...

I love apple blossoms...these are beautiful photos! We don't have great growing soil or much of a growing season here in NH, but our apples are wonderful!

Karen said...

A lovely series. They are such delicate blossoms.

Pam said...

Lovely shots!

ladyfi said...

Lovely and poetic shots!

Denise said...

Fantastic!!!! Thanks Francisca :)

Andrea said...

I love apple blossoms too especially the violet ones! Can you imagine my amazement the first time i saw it, of course you know we dont have it here. However, i can't distinguish the apples from plums, apricots, etc, to me the flowers look the same!

Mama Zen said...

Breathtaking!

Kris said...

You can't beat a good blossom!

Phyllis said...

Francisca - your apple blosson photo's are lovely. Weekend flowers looks like a fun blog to link to. I enjoyed reading about your travels. I smile at the contrast in our lives. I live in the house I grew up in and my daily travels to work are less than a minute away. In my case I think the quote "bloom where you are planted" works fo me..happy travels to you!!

H said...

Apple blossom is so delicate! I love it :)

Cassy said...

Apple blossom looks so pure and beautiful.

Cassy from Beginner Free Guitar Lessons

Pat Tillett said...

Simply beautiful! Love the subject matter and the photos...

Jacob said...

This tree reminds me a bit of our cottonwoods when they are in bloom, but the apple blossoms are prettier! I don't know much about apple trees, but I'm wondering if each blossom means an apple?

Kaori said...

It seems like we've been in summer forever but your photo reminded me that spring was just a few months ago. Gorgeous photos! :D