Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

Late Apple Blossoms

Almost a month late the apple trees in the Arrow Lakes region are finally showing off their blossoms. They are especially plentiful and promise in contrast to last year an abundant crop. I love their delicate petals, which remind me of the fact that the apple trees are actually related to the rose family. I selected three photos for this post. Enjoy.



  1. Robert Parker · May 22, 2019

    These are terrific shots, Peter, and a very welcome sight, too, after such a late spring.

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  2. Pure Glory · May 22, 2019

    Beautiful photos, Peter. Did not know apples are in the rose family but the similarity is noticeable in your photos.

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  3. kopfundgestalt · May 22, 2019

    Das 2te mit der Aderung gefällt mir besonders!


  4. Pit · May 22, 2019


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  5. Jodi · May 22, 2019

    Worth the wait!


  6. arv! · May 23, 2019

    Which varieties of apple trees are found here?

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    • Peter Klopp · May 23, 2019

      The one kind I captured for my post is the Gravenstein variety, a juicy and very delicious apple when newly picked. The other one is a more common variety, which is called Red Delicious, an excellent keeper. Thanks for the comment and all the previous ones! Very much appreciated!


      • arv! · May 23, 2019

        I have never heard of the first one but the red delicious is quite popular. Apples are not native to India but are not grown in the Himalayan hill region.
        I enjoy your pictures every Wednesday and the conversation too.

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      • Peter Klopp · May 24, 2019

        Your interest in my posts is truly appreciated. Conversation like this brings us living in different countries closer together. Best wishes! Peter


      • arv! · May 24, 2019

        Absolutely. Conversation is what matters. 😊

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  7. Nurul Fitri Lubis · May 23, 2019

    They are lovely, Peter. I never saw the apple flowers before.. The last photo, it looks like orchid for me..

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    • Peter Klopp · May 23, 2019

      I am very happy that you like the apple blossoms, Nurul.


  8. Anonymous · May 23, 2019

    Beautiful images, Peter. I didn’t know that apple trees are related to the rose family, that’s very interesting to learn.

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  9. PlantsandBeyond · May 24, 2019

    So fresh and beautiful – waiting for fruits now

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  10. Ankur Mithal · May 24, 2019

    Love your nature pix and short descriptions. September is when we start getting apples in India.

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    • Peter Klopp · May 25, 2019

      My understanding was that apple trees do only well in a few cooler regions of India. I wonder you could tell me if this is so.


      • Ankur Mithal · May 26, 2019

        Quite right Peter. The major apple producers are the Himalayan states of Himachal Pradesh and Kashmir with their cooler climate.

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  11. Markus @ POINT BLANK · May 25, 2019

    Eine wunderschöne Blütenpracht, die du hier festgehalten hast. …und super schön wie du den Fokus gestzt hast. Klasse.

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  12. floresphotographic · May 27, 2019

    I didn’t know they were related to the rose family. Interesting.

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  13. jml297 · May 29, 2019

    Exquisite photos, Peter! I can nearly smell the sweet blooms …

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  14. Sarah · June 1, 2019

    They’re so lovely!


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