Crab Apple Universe

Posted by Joyce (Montana, United States) on 19 November 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

This should have been posted about a week ago before the cold air came, that ended this bright showoffy tree's color, but I drive past almost every day, and so finally got "out of my mind," and out of the car, and took pictures just under the wire. Very happy it came out clear up close and farther away.

Thank you for your visit and comments. I so enjoy hearing from you and seeing the world through your lens.

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Wonderful colour, I love your word showoffy explaining the beauty of this tree Joyce

19 Nov 2012 8:09am

@Doug: That's the word my dad used when I told him I wanted to be a model and he frowned and said, (he looked like John Wayne and talked a bit like him) "No daughter of mine is goin' to do that showoffy stuff." And so I didn't, and I am glad. He was right. :-D

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

As your narrative suggests, there is a feeling of 'everything' in this - sometimes, a moment can be all-encompassing.

19 Nov 2012 8:47am

@Ronnie 2¢: I was so astounded to see what came up on my screen. All that I knew was that I had to pull over and shoot that almost funny bright tree so laden with hot pink "berries." One day there were deer sitting around the bottom. That was during their cycle of crab apple diet I guess. Thanks for your thoughtful comment, Ronnie, and sometimes "it's" all in one image isn't it? I love these surprises.

Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran

very nice photo

19 Nov 2012 11:25am

@Akbar&Armaghan: Thanks for the visit and comment, A & A!

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful scene ! I like it a lot !! Five stars*****

19 Nov 2012 11:42am

@Hiro: Oh Hiro! Thanks so much.

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Wow ... that's a switch of seasons ... a shock! (just teasing)
Did you pick some to make crabapple jelly in your 'spare time'? ;D

19 Nov 2012 2:17pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: I did not. You teaser. I only just recently found out they were crab apples, (and still am skeptical about that)...I thought it was an extraordinary mutant berry tree/bush. You can't take the dumb city girl out of me.

Denise from granby, québec, Canada

Amazing shot! It looks like mini-balloons all over the tree.

19 Nov 2012 3:14pm

my-ky from Ontario, Canada

And the sky cooperated to show off this bright display...very nice!

19 Nov 2012 7:09pm

sido from Seville, Spain

Your Xmas tree is ready in time. I think pink is a good idea for mine too. I'll copy...

19 Nov 2012 7:32pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Splendid image, Joyce. I like a lot the intense visual effect that you have achieved. And my best wishes for you and your loved ones.

19 Nov 2012 9:00pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

It looks as if it is all decorated for Christmas. ;-)

20 Nov 2012 3:04am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

This looks amazing up in the top branches. It does look like a milky way of crab apples!

20 Nov 2012 4:57am

Chantal from Romans sur isère, France

J'aime beaucoup !

20 Nov 2012 6:49am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Superb "pop" to those little apples ! Gorgeous.

20 Nov 2012 5:54pm

Basile Pesso from Paris, France

I like !
Very good framing.

20 Nov 2012 10:24pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Absolutely beautiful looking and a lovely yummy shot !!!

21 Nov 2012 11:21am

This image has been featured in 2 Remix collections.

Five stars***** by Hiro

Automne by Chantal

crab
apples
paradise
valley
montana

Share this photo on Twitter Share this photo on Facebook Share this photo on Google+ Share this photo on StumbleUpon