Thursday, April 07, 2011

Spring Blossoms

Originally uploaded by Teckelcar
This picture is why I love our crab apple tree.

I love the little pink flower buds, all tightly furled and nestled amongst the young leaves. Then they burst forth, the petals softening in color to a delicately blushed white. Pale yellow stamens boldly reach out and beckon to all the bees. The blooms posses a delicate scent that fills the air without overwhelming.

The rest of the trees in the background, excepting the forsythia- another spring favorite, are still bare. Just the barest hint of color before leaves fill their barren boughs.

I'm always grateful this time of year that our crab apple was planted near the house right by kitchen windows.

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