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Old May 18, 2008, 4:58 AM   #1
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In the early evening light the other day in our garden, I was stunned by the very sudden arrival of Spring this year.
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Old May 18, 2008, 1:55 PM   #2
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In the early evening light the other day in our garden, I was stunned by the very sudden arrival of Spring this year.
Beautiful picture, Alan. Nothing like real apples from your own garden. (The imported apples, over here mostly from Chile, hardly deserve their name. Neither are they golden, nor are they)

I remember the Transparent Blanch. You could almost see through them. Very fascinating. The world seen through an apple. (The theologians might disagree)

Like hearing the sea in a shell, but better

Yes, the spring doesn't prepare us very well for it's arrival. We are "taken by surprise". And it doesn't prepare us very well for the summer. Suddenly we are flooded. So spring leaves us in in a period with an adventureous feeling of insecurity

(Sorry, my english)

So how long is spring. From the moment you get surprised to the moment you are overwhelmed by summer. Sometimes it's just an explosion, sometimes it can seem to last for eternity.

There are other species though, that can interprete the signs much much better, species that hopefully will outlive homo sapiens sapiens with it's grotesque cortex

Wish you a nice evening. (DonĀ“t mind the thoughts if they are uncomfortable to you)

Thanks for the picture, Alan. Hope to see some pictures of your garden's apples, when that time comes



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Old May 18, 2008, 4:22 PM   #3
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Hope to see some pictures of your garden's apples, when that time comes
Thank you, Torgny. You don't have to wait that long; you can see last autumn's crop at...

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...mp;forum_id=85, and...

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...mp;forum_id=85.

They'refrom the 'Biweekly Shootout' in November last. They're not especially close-up, but are reasonably entertaining threads,however!
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Wonderful comparison. The image in 1 is just gorgeous. I like the lighting and the texture so captured because of the good lighting. Very three-dimensional. Hope you can take more shots to show how the flowering process goes. I have never seen an apple flower in the place where I live. Our climate is just not suitable for apples to grow, I think. Would be interesting to see how the flowering process goes.

By the way, did the apple taste good?


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Old May 18, 2008, 11:12 PM   #5
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...Hope you can take more shots to show how the flowering process goes...as it goes by its life cycle...did the apple taste good?
Thanks very much, wk7leung. Here's some buds that hadn't quite opened yet, taken at the same time as the first shot. Sorry about the poorly focused leaf in the way - I have a bandaged foot at present , so I couldn'tget higher or closer for a better viewpoint, and the flower will be open by the time I can!

The apples are cooking apples,but are quite tasty, if sharp, to eat raw when and if they have survived storagefor a few months.

The tree had a few hours' sudden shock on April6th - see the left side ofhttp://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...875555#p875555.
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Thanks Alan for the description and images. Hope you will get over from the foot injury soon.
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Here's some better focused buds today. I ventured a short excursion up a step-stool, but this was from ground level. I left the petals at bottom right in because they're a good butterfly imitation.
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The lighting, background and composition are very pleasing in the first shot.

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Wow, full of details this time from the very stem to the tip of the petal. Nice photo! By the way, how is your bandaged foot going?
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Thanks! It's coming along nicely, but it'll be another couple of weeks before I'm properly mobile & climbing ladders. Little or no pain, though.
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