Okay! I admit it. I am a fruit blossom addict. Show me an apple or other fruit tree or bush with blossoms on it and you will have to drag me and my camera away, kicking and screaming. I think this addiction comes from living for the past 24 years in the Annapolis Valley and, for anyone familiar with this area, this addiction is totally understandable and shared by most of my fellow Nova Scotians. (History lesson alert: Apples played a very big part in the history of this particular area, as they were exported from here to places far and wide. They left this area crossing the ocean to Britain, from a period beginning in 1862 until 1980, originally in huge barrels on ships that drew up to the wharves on what is now nothing but a good size stream. After the war, Britain developed its own apple industry and the export trade gradually declined. But apples and other fruit orchards still have pride of place in our valley and there has been an annual Apple Blossom Festival complete with Queen and princesses, floats and processions and wonderful musical performances every year we have lived here until Covid put a temporary hold on the festivities. We once saw Blue Rodeo perform at one such festival.) So give me a bough of these flowers and my camera and I will be kept busy photographing it for as long as I can get away with. This is by way of warning that this is not the last blossom photograph you will be seeing from me this year. A Flower a Day #273 (NB while I make every effort to identify the flowers I post, I make no guarantee that the name is correct. It’s about the photograph, not the name.:-) )
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