Thursday, May 28, 2009

Apple Blossoms

Apple blossoms are so beautiful, smell so sweet, and don't last very long. I'm not certain if it was because we had such a hard winter, but the apple trees have had the most gorgeous blooms this year. We were very fortunate to have taken a picture or two before they mysteriously disappeared overnight. Here is a picture of our neighbor's tree:

And here is a picture of our tree that is the result of my son planting apple seeds after he had eaten an apple one day.

Last year we were so surprised to see a few apples growing on it. From the looks of all of the blossoms, this year we can look forward to quite a few apples.

Here is a close up of one of the blossoms. Can't you just imagine how sweet it smells from this picture that my daughter took?

And of course another neighbor's honey bees are especially enjoying this spring treat.


Florence said...

Those trees are great and the one you planted from the apple seed that came from a fresh apple that is awesome. My daughter was wondering if you actually could grow a tree from the seed of the apple one ate, now I can show her an example. Thanks

Addie said...

Hi Monica
I just love the Apple Blossom pictures. I got pictures of the Pear Blossoms before we left and they are gorgeous also. But we weren't here to see the Apple blossoms actually doing their thing. What a lovely Blog you have and your little chickens are adorable. I bet you will have fun with that. Can't wait to walk and talk on Saturday

Funky Junk Sisters said...

How old is this tree now? Great pics!

Linda & Dixie
The Funky Junk Sisters

Stop by our blog sometime!

Monica said...

Linda & Dixie -- The tree is almost 14 years old. It has really been fun to watch it grow. Thanks for stopping by, and thank you for the invitation to come visit your blog. I will do that.