Apple Blossom Time
Last Tuesday I expected to return from Stroud with a whole gallery of photos from which to gather a blip. I was there to attend a Speed Awareness course, having been caught doing 37 m.p.h. on the outskirts of Studley in Warwickshire late one evening in the mistaken belief I was in a 40 m.p.h. zone. The course was quite interesting, but exhausting and lasted four hours plus coffee break time, but when I emerged at four fifty it was gloomy and pouring with rain and I was about a mile out of Stroud itself, so I instead made straight for the home of Clean Steve and Woodpeckers, arriving an hour earlier than had been arranged.
There were photo opportunities there but I was too engrossed in good conversation, food and drink to avail myself of them. At one point I summoned my Olympus Tough and took a single close-up of the famous Bomble and was pleased with the result on the LED screen, but when I later reviewed the picture on the PC screen it had unacceptable motion blur, so my journal page for that date will have to remain blank.
The next day I had a lot to catch up with at home and only ventured into the back garden briefly. I sometimes feature the apple tree in next door's front garden, but this is my own back garden russet apple tree, currently in blossom.
The apple tree was mature when I first moved in but I have since planted several more trees, including a copper beech that reminds me of the one growing in the garden of the house in Sutton Coldfield where I grew up, and which I also photographed that afternoon.
Consecutive Blip #000
Apple Blossom #2
Apple Blossom #3
Copper Beech #1
Copper Beech #2
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm (some Macro mode)
Old Forge series
Lozarhythm Of The Day:
The Andrews Sisters - I'll Be With You In Apple Blossom Time (1941)
Few LOTD's come from the forties, possibly because I was not alive in that decade, but this blip offers an opportunity to use a clip from the Abbott & Costello film Buck Privates, with Patty Andrews leading the other two sisters in their hit of the same year.
One year ago: Beech Leaves (the same tree)