Monday, May 3, 2010

(Day 123) Apple blossom time

Who would have believed that less than a week ago our weather looked like this! Well, it's made a 180 degree turn and the apple trees have suddenly burst into full bloom - another reason why "it's the most wonderful time of the year!" (I'll bet you sang that line :-)

Rather than blather on, I'll let the photos speak for themselves.

(70-200mm  f8  1/250 sec  ISO200)
















(70-200mm  f8  1/160 sec  ISO200)
















(70-200mm  f5.6  1/2000 sec  ISO200)

15 comments:

Lisa said...

Beautiful Rick! I love the light in the last one.

S. Etole said...

Great shadows in that last one ... the colors are beautiful.

Rick said...

@Lisa & S. Etole - thank you Lisa and Susan; I had a great time walking through the orchard earlier this evening.

Krista said...

Well... isn't that a switch. I woke up to a blanket of snow everywhere. I suppose I deserved it after chortling at you last week. ;o) But it is all good, I am a happy camper.

I am happy for you that all is right with your world again. Keep on enjoying the spring sunshine. This photo is incredible. The lighting is particularly fabulous in the second shot.

Photog Ave said...

All great Rick!
I really like the first shot.

['รด ] Avery

darlin said...

These are all beautiful Rick! My favorite one is the top one, it seems to tell a story.

Scott said...

I love the pink in these. I've found I use the word delicate a lot this spring, but I can't 2025find a word that fits better. Very nice.

Rick said...

@Krista - ouch! (I won't chortle - snow in April is one thing, but snow in MAY - ugghhh!). Thanks for your comments.

Rick said...

@Photog Ave - thank you Avery! I was lost in a sea of blossoms :)

Rick said...

@darlin - the story could be about 'more to come' - not all the buds had burst yet nor were all the trees in bloom. Thank you.

Rick said...

@Scott - thank you Scott. I really liked the pink ones too but I also found a couple of trees with pure white blossoms - I had one shot of those against the green of cedar but figured 3 shots was enough.

Katherine said...

Gidday Rick ... these apple blossoms sure do speak such a beautiful language! They're beautiful photos...I especially like pinky coloured haze around the blossom in the last photo!! I would love the 3 of these photos framed & hanging in my bedroom...so pretty!!

Rick said...

@Katherine - thank you for the nice compliment Katherine *blush*. Hope you have a wonderful day, and please post some more of your fabulous weekend shots.

Lisa (Mountain Photog) said...

Those are lovely! I love the blossoms on the trees in the spring. There's something so celebratory about them. :)

Rick said...

@Lisa (Mountain Photog) - thanks Lisa & I completely agree. Out here the countryside is awash in various blossoms and the fragrance is wonderful!