The theme this week for The Gallery is delicate.

apple blossomo petals in the rain

We moved to our house at the very start of spring this year and watched in wonder as the garden came to life. The old, gnarly apple tree soon began to blossom and it’s branches became covered in the most amazing, soft, pink blossom over the course of just a couple of days.

Then even faster than the blossom appeared it was gone again after a night of heavy rain and driving winds. We went into the garden the following morning to find almost all the blossom had been ripped from the tree and hundreds, if not thousands, of the perfectly formed petals were scattered around the garden, transforming the landscape with their delicate beauty.

20 responses to “Delicate

    • So true, there is something so heartening about the arrival of spring and all the new growth. Nature cleverly provides it at just the right time when we’re all sick of the long winter.

  1. This is a lovely picture… makes me think of confetti actually and the rain has done the same to my beautiful rambling rose too.


    • I know what you mean, I thought that too. Reminded me of my wedding day when I had rose petals all down the aisle. Sorry to hear your rambling rose became a casualty of the awful British weather too 😦

  2. That’s a beautiful picture although the poor rain-bashed apple trees is a sad story. Did you have enough blossom left for any apples at all?

    • There are a few but I’m not sure if they’ll make it to maturity. There are a lot that have fallen and are all squishy and mouldy and I have no idea about gardening so not sure if this is normal or if it’s a bad sign! Time will tell I guess.

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