Spring has arrived in south eastern Australia - and the place I always notice it happening first is in my own garden.
One of the first trees to start budding and then flowering is the Malus or Crab Apple tree...one of the most beautiful trees in my garden....and a favourite for many reasons....here are a few...
-it has fabulous blossom, the colours are varied and constantly changing when they open,
- the tree shape is very pleasing,
- and I love the way it spreads across my little studio and gives protection and shade in our harsh Summer sun.
These are the first flowers of a truly beautiful display to come....
Beautiful blossom in multiple shades of pink.
Don't these look so pretty and delicate?! Love the stamens, too.
Fabulous bud colors.
The bluebells grow underneath the Crab Apple and they are emerging too...love the colour and striations
Noticed this 'little' case - moth on my apple tree...no wonder some of the emerging buds are being nibbled...!
Today I am linking up to I Heart Macro.....hosted by Lori at Studio Waterstone. If you wish to join in the fun and see more closeup/macro photos join us there by clicking on the link below.
Cheers until next time...hope you are all having a wonderful weekend,