Tuesday, May 17

the beauty of a blooming orchard

when i first vistited our house in vermont, it was a blistery day in february as we turned unto my road i noticed the most perfect trees, well manicured, soon i realized it was an apple orchard. in fact the orchard is the whole one point seven miles to my house, every hill covered. when i moved here may first i wondered when they would begin to bloom. we are high up on a mountain and although everything 
else was blooming the apple blossoms were barely budding. the lilacs were flowering,  i waited patiently. on  a round trip from boston one evening in the pouring rain there i saw -they had began to open. the next morning even though the rain was falling pretty hard i knew i could not take a chance of missing them and took my camera with me.

my photographs will never do this place justice, only half the orchard is blooming and the rain on its third day, still falls. it is the most incredible greeting i get when i pull unto my street.
if only you were here to experience the vast  beauty of a blooming orchard.

* k took the picture of me in the orchard.

24 comments:

avant garde design said...

you seem to be settling in and enjoying more each day! loving the view from where i sit, on my computer on cape cod. are the apple orchards yours? just curious. so beautiful ;)

onesilentwinter said...

no not the ones pictured above, i have a small tiny one here at home.

Barbara said...

it's breathtaking in your photos, I can't imagine what it must be to be there.
It's so beautiful.
Congratulations on your new home!

Annton Beate Schmidt said...

don't laugh, but tears in my eyes facing so much beatuy!

3 sous un parapluie said...

so BEaUTIFUL !!!

Juliana said...

Truely beautiful! I wish I could be there.

Becky said...

Oh, stunning.

Ashley said...

This is so beautiful! I've never seen a real orchard of fruit trees. The thought of it makes my heart sing!

corine said...

Sooo beautiful...

josephine said...

Lucky! I want to visit you in Vermont. Seriously!

Cindy said...

i always wondered what an apple orchard would look like in spring and now i do. just beautiful. i love it in the rain, too. wonderful photos, some of my favorites.

Claire Marie said...

I love visiting your blog - it's filled with such beautiful photographs, and this post is no exception. You're a hugely talented photographer and it looks like you live in a very picturesque (and photogenic!) location!

Claire Marie x
http://tea-breaks.blogspot.com

Alicia said...

WOW! I have no words!

Ann Marie said...

what a beautiful orchard!

V said...

Perfect! One could stay forever in between those rows of beauty...

Jane Flanagan said...

Wow - I pretty much think you live in some magical other world, far away from the one I inhabit. Lucky, lucky!

spread your wings said...

simply breathtaking!!

Bonbon Oiseau said...

absolutely beautiful! and you look so happy in the photo! It's so exciting!

Shokoofeh said...

So beautiful, Nadia!

Michael said...

It is Nuala. Breathtaking photos. You are in a great place for rain. I am feeling alive again, not that I felt dead but lost. We broke ground and completed the laborious task of relocated lots of dirt. I feel stronger. And I now have my pauper patio and a real urban garden plot. Oh, it is good to see my dirt stained fingertips again.

Kerry O'Gorman said...

I've never seen so many apple trees in one block like that! Simply breathtaking...ours have finally started to bloom now and hopefully it stays warm for the bees to get lots of nectar after a long, wet, cold spring...

rainydaymuse said...

I just discovered your blog. Your photos are so enchanting. Can life really look like this? So peaceful. Do you sell your photographs?

PK Studios said...

I have one little old apple tree in my little orchard that i adore but to see a whole huge orchard in bloom is just spectacular! Thank you for sharing your lovely photos. What beautiful morning walks you must be enjoying!

La Tartine Gourmande said...

Gorgeous! I want to be there!