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The Tuesday tree: ahh, crab-apple blossom time!

May 8, 2012

What could be more perfectly beautiful than pink and white apple blossom against a blue spring sky? Add the bright green grass and some white narcissi under the apple tree, and you have my perfect spring picture. (Well, putting a lamb or a baby rabbit in the frame might top it, though perhaps that would be veering into kitsch.) In the dreich days of early spring, I long and long for the day when the crab-apple  tree will bloom, the prettiest blossom of the year. And lo, that day is arrived.

It is late afternoon, warm in the sun though chilly in the shade. The sunshine slants through the leaves and blossom.

Blue tits and chaffinches are chirruping and twittering in the old yews. From a sycamore beyond the garden wall comes the bubbling song of a blackbird. The faint scent of the crab apple blossom is crisp and sweet: it smells as perfect as it looks.

No wonder I look forward to this all year.

You might like another post on apple blossom: Seeing this, who could blame Eve?

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. May 8, 2012 10:55 pm

    oh what a joy! Thank you for this. I’ve never been aware of crab apple blossom but it is gorgeous. It’s really lightened my mood – particularly on a cold, damp Mayday in Orkney…….sigh….

  2. dancingbeastie permalink*
    May 8, 2012 11:14 pm

    Very happy to help, Sian! 🙂

  3. May 11, 2012 7:23 am

    …and the simple pleasures are what make life worth living, aren´t they?

    Lovely photos – well captured! 🙂

    • dancingbeastie permalink*
      May 15, 2012 6:04 pm

      Absolutely, Marianne. Thank you for visiting, and for your kind comment.

  4. May 12, 2012 3:38 pm

    So gorgeous, DB. 🙂 I’m just catching up after the trip home and all the unpacking and these photos brought a big smile to my face.

    • dancingbeastie permalink*
      May 15, 2012 6:04 pm

      Good! I’m very happy to bring smiles any time!

  5. May 15, 2012 8:56 pm

    Just lovely (It’s OK. to put in a baby lamb or bunny and we wont’ complain a bit.)

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