Thursday, May 14, 2015

Apple Blossom time 2015

Been out walking in the orchard this morning.  Can't begin to tell you how nice it is to listen to birds chirping while strolling down the aisles of flowering fruit trees.  We had a touch of frost last night.  Not enough to knock the blossoms off, just enough to singe them (think freezer burn).
Because different varieties of apple tree have different picking times, one can walk the orchard and notice that some trees are just past peak bloom while others are just starting to open their flowers.   When enjoying such an abundance of flowers it's hard to resign ones self to the fact that one can't let ever blossom make an apple.  The tree will be healthier and the fruit will be larger and tastier if the tree is only focused on growing fewer apples.  How to decide?  ahh that's a decision for another day.  For now it's time to enjoy the lovely fragrance and the fragile delicate flowers.

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