This first photo was taken in December before the blackbirds had begun to feast on the stash of windfall apples out in the field. My last post featured a shot of how the apples look now. Yesterday when I was passing by, there was a whole flock of blackbirds pecking away – at least four and twenty. I’ve never seen so many all once that weren’t in a pie or singing song of sixpence! They didn’t stay to have their photos taken.
Paula’s prompt this week is seasonal. Please take a look at her inspiring photography:
28 thoughts on “Frosted Apples ~ Thursdays Special”
I have never seen frosted apples, and yours have deep, rich colours. Lovely takes. Thank you, Tish.
Paula, I left a comment on your post but it disappeared, most likely into the comment Spam folder. Can you have a look and rescue me?
Look at that! You are now rescued.
Thanks Paula, I have no idea why this keeps happening especially on sites where I frequently comment!
The frosted icing made me think about the option of four and twenty apples baked in a pie 🙂 But preferable to provide such windfall bounty for the blackbirds?
I like your option too, Carol. But yes, happy apple-filled birds.
i love these – such a pretty contrast, tish –
Many thanks 🙂
There’s a theme going on here, Tish. Is there a lady with a warty green nose handing these out? That first shot makes them look positively ‘Wicked’ 🙂 🙂
Oh, heavens to Murgatroyd, you divined the warty green-nosed one leaving the apples for me to find. Do you have a witchy inner eye too, Jo. I’m thinking you do :O
Quite likely 🙂 🙂
I love the top image – Before and after…wonderful:)
Nature’s baubles! I am likely to end up in the spam folder again today Tish, so if I do, please release me!!!
Ha! Now that’s the first comment today that hasn’t disappeared.
No, you’re here! 🙂
I hope it doesn’t mean the blackbirds are really hungry!
That’s a good point, Gilly. But our local wildlife charity shop does such a stalwart trade in bird food, I think it’s unlikely.
Definitely unusual to match the theme…
Never seen iced apples before , great photos!
Lovely shots. I’ve never seen frost apples, and they do look a bit like Christmas baubles.
They do, don’t they. Am now a bit fixated with them as they disappear day by day 🙂
😃 The plums on my tree are suffering a similar fate. Seems the birds don’t need them to be as ripe as I do.
Great images, Tish. I thought the same as Anna.
Hi Tish – it almost looks like mold – but I can see the frost – going to see what the apples look like now…
Love your take on winter, Tish!
These apples are beautiful, Tish. Those tat fall on our Michigan property, by this time of the year, there’s no color left, having been replaced by brown — if you can find any. The deer are efficient foragers.
These have gone now too – rained into a brown mush. It’s down to the bugs now 🙂