Our wild apple tree, growing through the fir trees at the bend in our driveway, is just coming into bloom.
Most of the year you don't notice the poor bent apple, as it is so twisted and hidden among the competing fir trees. But then each Spring, for a week or two, it demands attention as it bursts into bloom.
The apple buds are a deep pink and open to a soft shell pink.
As the days go by, and they are exposed to the sun, the petals turn white.
The color change makes for such a pretty, feminine display.