The photo challenge at The Daily Post is called “dialogue” this week.
The idea is, to set two photos in a connection. This might be the same color, the same subject from different angles or two different photos having a certain connection.
I’ve chosen, to take two photos with a “before and after” or “then and now” connection. You can see a photo taken two days ago: 2 apples in an apple tree. The other photos is taken back in April and is showing the blossoms at the same tree. So, here you have a then and now connection.
Enjoy the harvest time 🙂
About 5 weeks ago, the white cherries were blooming, but I missed it because of bad weather and a lack of time. Now, the apple trees (left) and pear trees (in complete white) are starting to bloom. Also the pink Japanese Cherry (Prunus serrulata) is currently blooming. Other local names are Hill Cherry, Oriental Cherry or East Asian Cherry. These cherry trees are also called blossom cherry, because they don’t get eatable fruits. They are planted only for their blossoms.
In Japan, they celebrate Hanami every spring. This is a very important festival and depends solely on the ferry blossoms. They even try to forecast the precise day, when it is about to start (when the first ferry blossoms will open).
This weekend the sky was mostly overcast. But, every now and then a few sun rays found their way to the ground to enlighten the blossoms.
I hope, you enjoy the blossoms too.
The apples in the basket are freshly picked. It’s necessary to pick them not before they are ripe. But, don’t let them in the tree too long. Why? It’s easy. At the end of October you have to expect night frost and the frost will spoil most of the fruits.
So, we picked all of the apples, when I noticed a temperature of only 3°C in the morning. Now, we have them save in our cellar waiting to be eaten.
Many years ago, a common believe was, that in the night between October 31 and November 1st a devil jumps through the country and shits on all remaining fruits, grains, veggies and crops and spoils them that way. Nowadays we know that this devils really name is frost.