Tuesday, April 13, 2010

quaint quince

I feel like a fresh spring image today... so how about some quaint quince blossoms? I like these as much as cherry blossoms... ahhh... so fresh and pretty. I find I have to fight the urge even harder from taking a pair of shears to them though, since they grow lower down compared to the taller cherry trees (oh, they would look so fancy inside my house). But I will resist... I don't think all my neighbours would appreciate coming out to see a sad bare quince tree. Will continue my hunt around the neighbourhood for more fresh spring blossoms and blooms to share (and not to cut, of course).

24 comments:

Shrimp Salad Circus said...

I'm loving all the flowers right now, too, and I'm having the same problem - I want to cut all the tulips off and bring them home!

Tess said...

So pretty! You know, I don't think I've ever seen a quince before!

CinnamonAndSass said...

Oh wow! Those are totally new to me, how lovely!

TheFrogBag said...

Wow! Those are gorgeous. I never knew what they were before!

T @ Poppy Place said...

I applaud your restraint but I understand the temptation, maybe I need one of those in my garden too, :) T.

Suzanne said...

good will power :) those are so pretty! i don't think i've ever seen quince blossoms before.

there's a large old cherry tree i pass by every day on my walk to work and it's SO gorgeous right now, and every spring... i probably have about a hundred pictures over it from the past couple springs. i've never been temped to snip blossoms but i'm often temped to pick cherries off it in the summer! (there is one particular branch well within arms reach ;)

Orgo Cosmetics said...

Yayyy!! Spring :) I love spring posts :) Those flowers are absolutely beautiful.

5 o'clock crows (sara hopp harper) said...

Oh gorgeous! What an amazing color.

Dyche Designs said...

So pretty, I can see why you're tempted to bring them inside. :0)

Almost Precious said...

Another fantastic photo ! The blossoms are perfect and the color...wow I'd love to have a dress that color. :)

Elisabeth said...

Quince is such a pretty flower. I wonder if it grows in Southern California. Thanks for sharing!

Plantress said...

I love quince. I say bring some inside. Remember to smash up the woody stem to it can absorb water. I bring in blooms from my plum tree...

LaPerLaa said...

Wonderful. Oen of my favourite spring flowers!

Tracy said...

wow! you're right! Just as beautiful as cherry blossoms!

geschichtenvonkat said...

o so pretty! i too had not heard of quince blossoms so am glad you shared them.

Victoria said...

Those are gorgeous! You know, I don't think I've ever seen those before either, although I must have.

I almost never pick flowers anymore, since I've had at least two traumatic experiences with them... I remember being about 10 or so and picking a clump of cherry blossoms off a tree, and having a woman come out and yell at me. I don't think it was her personal tree, but I suppose it was the concept of everyone being able to enjoy the flowers! And then, just last spring, I decided to pick a trillium to put in my hair for a party... only to be informed by a botanist there that the slow-growing trilliums store all their nutrients in the flower and that you've basically destroyed years of work on the part of the plant by picking it. Wow, I felt like I'd just drowned a kitten! So, I applaud your restraint!

Chrisy said...

That color is just gorgeous...can see you roaming the neighbourhood asking people if they'd like a complimentary quince tree prune....

Frannie said...

Quince, lovely flowers! Where I live...Georgia, everything is in bloom. Looks like Easter! Tulips, red bud trees, flowering pear trees, lovely ground covers.

Julie said...

Oh goodness Quince is very lovely! I'm still waiting for our trees to blossom....hopefully soon!

Cat said...

How lovely!

Gallery32 said...

This is a lovely photo Valerie! I have been obsessed with all things Spring lately. So pretty & Pink. Thanks for sharing :)

CAPow! said...

those are so pretty! I don't think i've ever seen quince blossoms before!

californiablue said...

These are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing as I don't think I've ever seen quince blossoms.... happy spring!

farouche said...

Delightful! I adore quince as well as all of the spring blooms.