Aug 9, 2009

late blossom

I spotted this blossom next to a ripening apple. What might have prompted the tree to produce a late flower? The hover fly is clearly pleased, though.



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24 comments:

Regina said...

Very lovely!

Ebie said...

The flower is sweet, the bee loves it! Love the detailed shot!

Bonnie Bonsai said...

The late flowers could be the residue of underdeveloped buds for late fruitage?

Arija said...

Was there a lonish dry spell> That would account for the second flowering. Nice shot.

Carver said...

That's a great shot. I love unexpected blooms at unexpected times.

guild-rez said...

Your question about the late flowering apple tree??
Nature always surprises us ;-)
Great picture!!

jabblog said...

Please forgive me if I'm repeating myself - my comment disappeared!
It's a lovely shot - most unusual. Serendipity again!

SquirrelQueen said...

How unusual, but for whatever reason the hover fly does seem to be enjoying the bloom. Lovely photo.

Through Squirrel Eyes

Kitty said...

It is an odd sight - but the apples are quite early this yearso maybe the tree's a little confused as to what it's meant to be doing..?

Stephany said...

A lovely shot, Bim. I like the bee!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Very strange indeed! If I hadn't seen this photo I would not have believed it!

Pat - Arkansas said...

Well captured! You have a good eye to spot this. I've heard of citrus trees having blooms and fruit at the same time, but never an apple.

Thanks for sharing your unusual photo.

Tammie Lee said...

Nature is endlessly interesting and shows that we all effect one another, a late rain, the right amount of warmth and light and who knows how many blossoms may occur.
Lovely post.

Spirithelpers

amanda said...

Lovely blossom... crab apple?
Always a treat to see your posts!

Marju said...

Apple and a flower at the same tree:)

mimi said...

love the light pink flower.

Minie said...

pretty one.

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Bim

Wonderful take!
Thanks for posting for TODAY'S FLOWERS!

Luiz

Jientje said...

W>hatever the reason is, it makes a very pretty picture, like Mother Nature wanted to decorate the apples on that tree one more time!

Denise said...

Wonderful photo, thank you for sharing it.

ellievellie said...

That is one apple tree that should be recognized for perseverance! Very natural look - with the web, the bug and the fruit!

Postcards from Wildwood said...

I think our weather is so strange now that the plants don't know what time of year it is! Lovely shot.
Janice.

3c said...

I know it happens every year - that plants suddenly produce unseasonal flowers - but I'm always surprised, none the less, as if I've never seen it happen before.

And I'm always un-nerved by it too.

Babooshka said...

Terrific photography of nature's wonders. Very touchable image.