Archive for June 1st, 2009

Abloom in spring

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Our ancient apple orchard doesn’t have many trees, and they are of diverse types. These blooms are from one of three “early” trees, planted by the grove by Grandma’s brother Norton,* according to The Botanist. They’re already beginning to fade, and the rest of the trees are coming on strong. I am surprised there’s so much pink in the blossoms on many of the other trees.

More of the lupines are showing color, and the ones that earliest showed their blue “skirts” are opening nicely.

The forget-me-nots are gorgeous and dainty, and I can’t seem to take a focused, decent shot of them at all.

* But when? in the 30s? perhaps the early 40s? Dunno.