Wednesday, September 29, 2010

This is the Tree

This is an open flower on the mystery tree:

Isn't it beautiful?  The flower is about 5cm across, and the tree is covered in them.  Here's a taste:

Have you seen one of these?  It is a quince, Cydonia oblonga.

I love it when it's in flower, and jelly made from the fruit has the most marvellous flavour.


  1. very beautiful in it's gentle simplicity, and of course that explains the light fur on the leaves. k.

  2. Just lovely!

    Stewed quinces and custard...yummm