Saturday, May 18, 2013

Apple Blossoms/Top Shot

Crab apple blossom 

This is a small tree laden with blossoms. My husband grew this tree from seeds taken from  a crabapple tree growing on Toronto streets. Trees grown from seeds are not reliably beautiful but this time we were lucky!


Wild apple blossoms

I think we'll actually have apples on our wild trees this year! Last year we had a killing frost at just the wrong time so very little fruit was set.

I am linking to Madge's Weekly Top Shot.

42 comments:

Andy said...

Wow! Just a few days ago these flowers were only buds,

kelley jensen said...

A sure sign of spring! Very pretty.

Pamela Gordon said...

Very beautiful blossoms. That's amazing the pink one grew from a seed that your husband found! The apple trees are just coming in to bud here and I noticed a wild one along the road had some white and pink showing yesterday. It was cold last night but no frost here. Only 7 this morning. Brrrr.

Terri said...

Gorgeous blooms, I'm glad the frost didn't get them.

Birdman said...

Oh yes!
It's apple blossums here galore too.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

That first photo is a riot of color!

TexWisGirl said...

those dark ones are amazing!

Revrunner said...

Spring has sprung!

Cezar and Léia said...

wonderful blossom, these pictures are gorgeous!
hugs
Léia

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I didn't know that EG..apple blossoms have to be the most exquisite herald of spring ever, would be fantastic if they just bloomed for a bit longer oui!

Jacquelineand.... said...

So spring-like! Apple blossoms always make me think of my Dad...he thought they were the most beautiful flowers on Earth.

Łucja-Maria said...

Beautiful pictures of blooming apple trees ... The first picture is wonderful in colors!
Regards:)
Lucia

Indrani said...

Lovely captures of the blossoms! I saw tiny apples on the trees in Kufri.

cieldequimper said...

Visual poetry that is!

MyMaracas said...

Wow, you have a tree you grew from a seed - and it's gorgeous. I'm so impressed!

RedPat said...

There are so many beautiful blossoms around this year! What luck that the seedling is a beauty.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wow, beautiful rich colors.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Lovely! I like the dark flowers but then the light ones also have a special beauty.

Laura said...

absolutely gorgeous!!!

Stephanie said...

The crabapple are beautiful blooms. Nice dark rich color.

Rose said...

You know Lorelei would pick that first one, don't you. After all she is the pink princess!

Randy said...

They are both lovely.

Susan said...

Wow, those are so pretty!

llandudnopictures said...

Beautiful blossoms!

Bruce Clark said...

Love the color in the red blossoms.

rainfield61 said...

Apples are sweet, flowers are beautiful.

Pearl said...

how wonderful that he grew it from seed!

Lowell said...

Apple blossoms are one of my favorite flowers! I don't think we can grow apples here but I do remember apple trees (and crabapple trees) in Minnesota.

Beautiful shots!

Magia da Inês said...

Flores muito bonitas realçadas pelas suas excelentes fotografias.
¸.•°✿✿⊱彡
Boa semana!
¸.•°✿✿⊱彡Beijinhos¸╭⊰✿¸.

Linda W. said...

I really like your first photo of the crab apple blossom.

Pride In Photos said...

I think that is a down right miracle, that the seed germinated into a full blown adult tree. Thanks for sharing that.

LONDONLULU said...

That is just gorgeous and so amazing you started with a seed. I hope the wild apples will be a tasty treat (the ones I've had are always sweet-tart and a gorgeous subtle flavor not found in supermarkets:).

Tanya Breese said...

oh wow, gorgeous blossoms! i really, really love that first one!

Cindy said...

Gorgeous blooms. Love it! :)

RuneE said...

These were beauties indeed - I can already taste the coming fruit :-)

Emily S said...

What pretty little flowers! Hopefully you will have an abundance of apples this year!

Sue said...

I love the smell of apple blossoms!

=)

see you there! said...

Apple blossoms are so pretty and so quickly gone. Glad you got those shots.

BTW - I'm back from a trip and back to visiting my blogger friends.

Darla

Crafty Green Poet said...

what gorgeous blossoms!

photographic-sketchbook said...

Spring is here! Celebrating its arrival with the most gorgeous flowers.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What gorgeous blooms! Happy Spring!

Viola said...

APPLE BLOSSOMS!! Oh how I miss them! what beautiful photos of those beauties! =)

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