Super Cheery Crab Apple Blossom

Ornamental crab apple tree

I’ve been waiting for an ornamental crab apple tree (Malus) to flower ever since I spotted its deep pink buds. Now I am happy to share these with you.

Pink crab apple blossom against a blue sky

You might think I have boosted the colour right up, but they are just as my iPhone interpreted the scene. They have been cropped and resized.

Pink Malus (crab apple) in full bloom

Just a few minutes earlier I had been admiring bluebells in the woods when a lady stopped to ask if everything was extra beautiful this year or if we were noticing more. It’s something I’m hearing (and reading) a lot.

Malus blossom

I told her what I believed, but life being as it is, we can’t know for sure. If our eyes have been opened to beauty, let’s hope they stay open long after some semblance of normality returns.

Crab apple flowers in an urban garden

HeyJude is asking us to share pictures of shadows. At first look, this series seems to be all about light, but shadows are adding atmosphere, particularly in the last shot.

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