Wednesday, May 05, 2010

This with Morning Coffee

Just to let you know that having the man from the forestry service come and remove the old apple tree's mistletoe this winter did very good things. She bloomed all over last weekend, not just a spray of flowers like last year. Now we know we'll get a whole lot more apples this year. The sound of the bees swarming all over her was a joyous sound indeed.



Blogger racheld said...

As is her Spring dress a joyous thing!

What a wreath-festooned beauty!!

Your apple-basket will indeed be running over.

2:32 AM, May 05, 2010  
Blogger Tim Vidra said...

Beautiful! Apple Butter?

3:00 AM, May 05, 2010  
Blogger Denise | Chez Danisse said...

So pretty. Apples on the way!

3:27 AM, May 05, 2010  
Blogger Christine said...

Beautiful! What a happy surprise.

5:17 AM, May 05, 2010  
Blogger SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Lovely photograph! May the tree be bountiful!

10:44 AM, May 05, 2010  
Anonymous GG Mora said...

O, lucky you! One of the things I miss most about the little house I gave up when I became Mrs. Mora is the giant old apple tree not 20ft. off the back of the house. It had been grafted onto twice, and produced three different kinds of apples! (none of them very good...). But when it bloomed it was heavenly, and it provided refuge for all kinds of incredible birds (indigo buntings, scarlet tanagers, bluebirds, orioles, warblers of every stripe...and the occasional sharp-shinned hawk that saw it as a snack bar!). There were also many lilac bushes, and when they all bloomed together, I could throw all the windows open to the most intoxicating scents.

Hmmm, the things we do for love. : )

2:40 AM, May 06, 2010  
Blogger Kitt said...

Happy humming bees! You should certainly keep a hive. Any sheltered, less-trafficked corner will do, and the bees pretty much take care of themselves.

6:46 AM, May 06, 2010  
Blogger Katie Zeller said...

I didn't know you could do that! When we lived in the Vendee the old apple orchard was full of misteltoe. We just thought they were doomed. And there were younger trees that weren't infected.
Amazingly, we have no mistletoe here - also no fruit trees, but we can fix that....

11:20 AM, May 08, 2010  
Blogger J.W. said...

You have a lovely blog. Here in, Southern California, the bees are happily visiting the citrus, herbs, and various landscape shrubs and trees. Sometimes, I stand under the flowering peppertrees and it is like being beneath a giant hive...with the added gift of tiny petals the bees have dislodged drifting down all around...

9:06 PM, May 08, 2010  
Blogger Penny said...

Apple blossoms bring back memories of the beautiful orchards in Michigan where I grew up. I wish you a bountiful harvest.

5:02 PM, May 09, 2010  

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