I took about 300 photos of apple blossoms this weekend. My favorite shots feature a honey bee like this one.
This is one of my favorite weeks of the year — the week when the crab apples bloom in the neighborhood. The fragrance is heavenly. I nearly swoon. You can hear the thrum of bees as they visit the blossoms. A few wasps and flies joined the party, too. Last year, winter was much colder than usual, and when the apple trees finally bloomed, a big wind storm blew through and knocked all of the blossoms from the trees. This year I’m spending a lot of time smelling the flowers since I got cheated last year.
Here's a collage of blooming apple trees (and visiting bees) in my neighborhood. (I originally designed this as a card, but I'm recycling it here.) If only I could insert the fragrance. (Blog-aroma!) It's intoxicating!
Spring officially arrived more than a month ago, but we’re just now getting lovely weather. (We did have one nice day here and there before.) The petals are already falling from the apple trees, but I’m looking forward to a succession of cheerful blooms. Magnolia, lilac, peonies, iris, lilies…..
Moxey of Middleground explains how spring fever affects many of us in Sometimes My Train of Thought Gets Totally Derailed. Paula of Locks Park Farm across the pond is side-tracked by the gorgeous spring weather in Devon. Check out the photos of her adorable new puppy, which she carries in a backpack in Playing Truant.