24 April 2015

With malus for everyone

The apple and crabapple trees (malus sp.) were in full this past week at the university's arboretum, and in our front yard.  When the blossoms fall, I get a sense of how conquering emperors might have felt walking down a path strewn with flower petals.

(Reposted from 2011 for Arbor Day 2014).

Addendum 2016: 

Two more nice examples from the arboretum, and an accelerated blossom loss at home after prolonged rains this year:

1 comment:

  1. When I was a kid we had a book about a child who wanted to knew when it would be his (her?) birthday again. The answer was always, "when the blossoms bloom on the apple tree, that's when your very next birthday will be." My birthday is in October and here in Oz that's when or apple trees bloom...


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