Friday, July 16, 2021

The Beauty Of Spring Flowers

I have been missing in action for a while, but it is time to get back to more regular blogging.

All is well at my place, I have just been busy with other things.

A hot summer day is as good a day to look at spring flowers as any.

Step back with me into May of this year and enjoy some refreshing spring sightings.


The city off Morden is home to many Ornamental Apple trees. Actually many of the varieties have been bred right here in Morden at the Research Station.

A tree covered in these bright flowers is sure to bring joy to most everyone.



As the new leaves emerge, they are so delicate and even the humble Oak is pretty.



These white flowers are on my on my Goodland apple tree. This is another tree that has been developed in Morden.


Every spring brings with it the beautiful Lilac blossoms. Each flower is very simple but together they make a striking display, filled with a lovely fragrance.



When my apple tree is loaded with blossoms, I must capture yet another shot. Again, these flowers are not brightly coloured, or fancy, but they sure are pretty. Because of our severe drought situation, my apple tree may be full of small fruit now, but I am fairly certain it will not develop properly.


I think we can learn something from these flowers.
You and I may feel small, plain and insignificant alone, but when we join with those around us, we become a beautiful bouquet.

 

16 comments:

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Of course you took photos of two of my most favorite things, lilacs and apple blossoms, both of which we do not have here in Florida. At our last house I planted a couple of apple trees that were supposed to produce apples even here, and they did have some lovely blossoms for a while, but never any apples that got bigger than a grape. And oh how I'd love to see a real lilac and smell her wonderful fragrance again. I'll have to travel north to do that. Maybe someday.
Thank you for the beauty of your spring flowers.

Ginny Hartzler said...

I think my favorite is the first one, and the oak leaves. Now I am wondering what each one smells like, and if any even have a scent.

MadSnapper said...

the flowers are so pretty and i have not seen an apple tree, except for in KY an old crab apple tree that the apples were sour, and don't think I ever saw blossoms. these are gorgeous/ welcome back. love the thunderous sky in your header

William Kendall said...

They are lovely.

Marie Smith said...

We sure do! There is such power for good if we all participate.

happyone said...

These photos are spectacular. I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful pictures more often!!

Hootin' Anni said...

I was beginning to worry. Glad you came in from being busy with life to do a blog of all such beautiful flowers.

photowannabe said...

Oh Ruth, each of these blossoms is so striking and lovely.
They are refreshing to see during our long HOT days of this summer and drought.
Sue

Linda W. said...

I love blooming trees! Thanks for sharing your local flowers.

George said...

Thank yiou for reminding us of the beauty of Spring blossoms. Thank you, too, for the wonderful words of advice you gave us.

Debbie said...

i have missed your posts!! the flowers are gorgeous, especially since i cannot get outside right now...i really enjoyed seeing the flowers. awesome closing thought, how true is that!!

Lowcarb team member said...

Such lovely photographs.

All the best Jan

Rose L said...

My garden blossomed so early this year! Still very lovely but excessive heat burned many plants.

John's Island said...

Your photos of the apple blossoms are wonderful. And I love that thought that we can learn something from flowers. So true. I did not know Morden is in a drought situation. Most of Washington State is too. I'm praying nature will send us some rain for the beautiful flowers and trees. This morning on my walk I got lucky and saw a Great Blue Heron. I want to share that picture with you. I did an update for my last blog post. Hope you will take a look. Please scroll to the bottom to see the photo. It is not as great as your recent pictures of the Great Blues but I think you will like the reflection! Have a happy week ahead and thanks for sharing your photos. John

E. Beth. said...

can you believe how quickly July is flying by. i mean i don't really enjoy the humidity ...but i really try to enjoy the moment ...not wishing for it to fly by to quick. looks like rain today ... i wonder if we will get the chance to get a bit of rain? we will see. u take care this week. i took clippings of my plants ... i will try to get them to grow ... it does take a bit .. then i usually give them to family or friends. ( ;

Diane said...

You are about 1 1/2 months behind us but looking at these beautiful blossoms is so refreshing. The heat is taking its toll on everything growing here. Beautiful post.

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