Monday, April 25, 2016

Apple Flowers/苹果花/사과 꽃...16th Apr 2016.

                                            The proverb "An apple a day keeps the doctor away",

Dear friends , share with you these apple flowers ! I took this pictures while I was on the way to the weekend farm in Gwangyo, at Suwon city.

Blossoms are produced in spring simultaneously with the budding of the leaves, and are produced on spurs and some long shoots. The 3 to 4 cm (1.2 to 1.6 in) flowers are white with a pink tinge that gradually fades, five petaled, with an inflorescence consisting of a cyme with 4–6 flowers. The central flower of the inflorescence is called the "king bloom"; it opens first, and can develop a larger fruit ( source: wikipedia)

                                               A small apple orchard in Gwangyo,at Suwon city.

In ancient Greece, to be sacred to Aphrodite, and to throw an apple at someone was to symbolically declare one's love; and similarly, to catch it was to symbolically show one's acceptance of that love. An epigram claiming authorship by Plato states:
I throw the apple at you, and if you are willing to love me, take it and share your girlhood with me; but if your thoughts are what I pray they are not, even then take it, and consider how short-lived is beauty.
— Plato, Epigram VII ( source : wikipedia)

Dear friends, if you are in Korea, please don't miss the chance to taste the apples in Korea ~~

1 comment:

Dinah said...

first time saw apple flowers hihi..