Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Crabapples




In the spring, there was delicate white blossoms on our crabapple tree.




Now in fall, there are the tiny red crabapples.


I decided to pick a few branches from a lower limb that needed to be trimmed.


I put them in an antique mason jar that I bought just recently. Arranging branches is so easy. The more clumsy and natural the arrangement the better! 


It was hard to choose a Post of the Month for the Happy Homemaker's Post of the Month Club

My funny dog post pulled in a lot of comments. Readers found my post about artist Marie Ferri touching and thought provoking. In the end, I decided that I was proud of the way this artwork turned out and so I am going with this post on crabapples.

To see some other fabulous blogging check out the Happy Homemaker blog. At the end of each month Laura encourages other bloggers to show off their very best work. So hop on over to her blog and see some wonderful writing and photography.

41 comments:

  1. Bardzo ciekawe i ładne zdjęcia. Pozdrawiam

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  2. Every photograph you exhibit is a work of art...I sit here, always captivated by your artistry.

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  3. Gooooorgeous - love the textures! Darn it, I really have to learn that one day..!

    I can try to translate the recipe but it may take a couple of days - will let you know! :-)

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  4. Beautiful photo's of the apples. I hope a lot of bird will visit your garden and have a good meal of the apples like it is in my garden.
    Have a lovely week.
    Marijke

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  5. I saw the pictures three times, Jennifer ... perfect work . A dream with crabapples ...

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  6. Hello Jennifer...I an very admire these beautiful photos and your messages always perfect.
    Good evening Jocelyne

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  7. Wonderfull fotos, greeting from Belgium

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  8. Jennifer,

    I just love the texture in these photos, good enough to hang on the wall!

    Eileen

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  9. Your pictures today look so poetic! Beautiful.

    Åsa

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  10. These are wonderful. I love them but especially think the blossom photo is lovely.

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  11. This is a stunning series of photographs Jennifer! I could not pick a favorite if I tried!! Each is just so wonderful.

    Thank you so much for sharing these at The Creative Exchange.

    Have a great evening!

    lisa.

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  12. I always thought crabapples were larger but recently was told they are small like berries. Your photos certainly proves that right. Like the small pumpkins in the background.

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  13. Kim’s textures are just the best. She has to be the MOST talented one girl. I love using her t’s. They worked beautifully with your shots...they turned our perfectly. Love those blooms and crabapples. genie

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  14. I can almost smell the apple blossoms! These images are stunning.

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  15. Beautiful photographs. And I love crabapples. Both the blooms and the berries. I'm glad you included them both. Lovely!

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  16. Outstanding images- beautifully processed. Love them!

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  17. Very pretty, Jennifer. I like the spring and fall versions.

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  18. Beautiful photos--they look like paintings! Crabapples are one of my favorite trees for their spring blossoms and fall berries. And the birds love them!

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  19. Lovely ... Kim's textures are so fun/creative!

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  20. Perfect textures for each image! Perfect matches =)

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  21. Beautiful pictures, lovely textures! Greatings from Norway, Ingrid Andrea

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  22. Thank you so much - I am very, very happy that he enjoys writing and cross my fingers that it will continue. He always had a fondness for letters; could read and write quite well when he was 4 and now he´s 6 and seem to keep that going. His brother also knew how to read at 4 so they have that in common.

    Funny how things are; my hubby wasn´t that interested as a child but I was reading like a maniac at the same age. I still am a maniac when it comes to books! :-D

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  23. These are beautiful photos! I love the processing work you did.

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  24. Your photos just keep getting better and better. Thanks for the links to the photo sites - there's some really fabulous work there.

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  25. love your arrangements. Really nice work!

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  26. That is a lovely way to show off crabapples. THe blossom is so beautiful but so are the little fruits themselves. Do you make jelly from them?

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  27. Ohhhh just so pretty! All of them! Excellent work with the textures !

    thank you for your kind comment on my blog (French Laundry)

    xo

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  28. These textures are wonderful! Gorgeous subject matter, too.

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  29. Visiting from "Photo Art Friday"....I love the textures you chose for your photos...the perfect accompaniment!

    Kathy

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  30. These are so lovely - like old paintings.

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  31. This is a lovely set of photos! Well done

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  32. Beautiful digital editing here. Love your photos textured with a linen look and the text around adds a lovely touch. Thanks for sharing with Photo Art Friday!

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  33. What a great collection of wonderful photos! The warm colors are so beautiful - and I love the arragnement in the very last photo. This is wonderful art!!

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  34. Thank you for your comments everyone. I always enjoy reading your thoughts.
    Mrs Bok...The Bock Flock, I do love apple jelly and always have a jar of it in the fridge. The crabapples on my tree are ornamental however and not ideally suited to making jelly.

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  35. Lovely post. The photos and textures work well together, especially the apple blossoms. I'm visiting from the Happy Homemaker UK's Post of the Month Club.

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  36. Thank you for the shout out :) I love that you chose this post - it is very soothing and beautiful. Wonderful how you put their flowers from spring in the same post as their fall 'apples' - very creative. Thank you for joining Post Of The Month Club :) XOLaura

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  37. Popping in via Laura's post of the month club. Lovely blog!

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  38. Oh wow your photographs are stunning, I love the texture of them and the words you put with them. Simply lovely! I called in from Laura's linky party, so glad I did! Love Linda x

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