Abloom in spring


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.


  1. kayak woman says:

    I also had a terrible time getting a clear photo of forget-me-nots. ‘course I just had my trusty old powershot.

  2. GG says:

    We have humming birds (Ruby Throats) in Ann Arbor!!!