There are fruit trees blooming in the garden right now. Below is the pink blossom of the peach tree, so very small and delicate.
|The two pear trees we have are young but the crop is looking hopeful this year, more blossoms than ever before.Wait a minute, I didn't notice that little bug in the picture until just now...|
|The plum tree looks lovely, but not as lovely as the plums that will come later with any luck.|
|But...my favorite tree of all is the old crab apple. It's been growing on this farm since long before I came here, probably the turn of the last century or even before.|
The first spring we spent here, more than twenty years ago now, we were all amazed when this gnarled giant burst into blossom. Some years it only blooms partially.
|Not this year though...|
|This year it has gone all out, the entire tree from top to bottom is covered in fragrant blossom.|
The sun actually came out briefly to help celebrate it's blooming day!
|To look up at it is an amazing sight and almost beyond words...wish I could really show you how big this old tree is.|
|You gorgeous, old thing!|