The end of spring

When the blossom appears on the trees, we know that spring is here: lengthening days, changeable weather and the promise of new life.

And when that same blossom falls, its purpose fulfilled, it signifies the transition from spring to summer: long, hot days and long, balmy evenings (we hope).

There’s something slightly poignant about the carpet of spent blossom. Discarded, since it has no further use and has an energy cost that the plant is unwilling to pay, it becomes food for insects, worms and bacteria before finally being reclaimed by the roots of the plant that dropped it in yet another of nature’s great cycles.

For the pathologically interested:

Olympus OM-D E-M5; Olympus.M 17mm f/1.8