I was hoping to have the deck done in time to photograph it when our apple tree was in bloom. Obviously, that didn't happen. I did however run out to take a few pictures before all the blossoms were gone.
We've owned our house for 5 years now, and in that time our crab apple tree has bloomed 3 times. It only blooms once every two years, so lucky for us, the year we bought our house (and would have missed it blooming since we moved in in June) was one of the off years.
But that also meant we had no idea what to expect when the tree bloomed the next spring.
Awesome, right? I think I love this tree more than any other tree I've encountered in my life...except maybe the giant oak in our backyard when I was a kid...and the gorgeous magnolia I used to walk under on my way to school when I lived in New Orleans. Ok, so I have a thing for trees. Maybe that's why The Giving Tree always makes me cry and The Lorax is one of my favorite books of all time. Apparently, I'm passing on my love of trees too. One of Abe's favorite books is called I Love Trees.
Abe was too little to appreciate our apple tree the last time it bloomed, but this time he enjoyed playing in the petals as they fell to the ground. He kept asking us if it was snowing. At least someone enjoyed our never-ending winter...and is eagerly awaiting the next one!
Our lilacs are blooming too! Normally they bloom at least a month before the apple trees, but they got a late start with the cold and snowy weather this year.
With all the beautiful and fragrant flowers around here, we've been enjoying a very pleasant spring. Now if it would stop raining long enough for us to mow the lawn and do some gardening we'd be set!