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  • The picture at the top that you see before you when you first click on this post, is a farm scene in apple blossom time, surrounded by an enlarged apple-blossom in the front, as if you were looking through a pane.

    The Humble Art of the Victorian Period

  • Once you see the blueberry growing on its short bushes and witness the bell-shaped flowers in their shades of green and apple-blossom pink, it is difficult not to fall in love.

    Tender delights

  • I love your pinecone and apple-blossom arrangement!

    Rejoice With Those Who Rejoice

  • English haze, the English grass; the eggs and bacon; the slow good humour, the moderation and the pluck; the smell of rain; the apple-blossom, the heather, and the sea.

    The Silver Spoon

  • Her complexion was luminous, like that of apple-blossom through which the light falls, and I remember her standing that first day by a great heap of such blossoms in the window.

    Collected Works of W. B. Yeats Volume III Autobiographies

  • Her eyes shone out as brightly as the stars in heaven, and her cheeks bloomed a soft red like apple-blossom.

    Household Tales

  • She was as white as snow, as rosy as apple-blossom, and her hair as radiant as sun — beams.

    Household Tales

  • Often, when all the world was hostile, he had found her full of love, he had hidden his face against her, she had gone to sleep in his arms, she had been like a piece of apple-blossom in his arms.

    The Trespasser

  • It was a flower study but not one of any of the flowers, portraits of which I would rather have commissioned him to paint than the portrait of a person, so that I might learn from the revelation of his genius what I had so often sought in vain from the flowers themselves — hawthorn white and pink, cornflowers, apple-blossom.

    Within a Budding Grove

  • Nekhludoff thanked him, and went straight into the garden to stroll along the paths strewn over with the petals of apple-blossom and overgrown with weeds, and to think over all he had seen.

    Resurrection

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