Instant Photography

August break XX

We have two apple trees in the garden – I thoroughly recommend having fruit trees if you have the time and the space (you don’t need much space). For minimal effort you get a lot of bountiful harvest!

Whenever I have an itchy shutter finger and have to take a photo, more often than not it’s the apple trees that get snapped. I realised today I have Polaroids of them through all the seasons.

Bleak mid-winter but there’s beauty to be found in the chaotic pattern of the branches, and that one single leaf, holding on…

Springtime and the blossom brightens the world. I adore blossom – it’s like when the Wizard of Oz changes from black and white to full Technicolor; suburbia becomes a fairytale-land…

Summer’s here; this is what we’ve been waiting for – each one of those pretty blossoms is now a gorgeous-tasting rosy apple…

Autumn – a last hoorah of colour and golden hues before the inevitability of winter…

And so it goes on. As it has done and always will. Even if there’s no one about with an old 60’s camera and super-precious instant film to photograph it.

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    20 August 2010 at 18:27

    Love these photos, and your Wizard of Oz analogy. It fits this perfectly!

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    20 August 2010 at 19:02

    Lovely photos- great looking blog too- which font do you use (if you don’t mind me being nosey!)

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    20 August 2010 at 21:42

    Wow! Simply gorgeous. We recently planted a quince tree in our front yard. Too little for fruit yet but I’m exited for the years ahead.

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    21 August 2010 at 20:37

    These are lovely!

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