The fruit trees are blooming in town and in the countryside right now. What a cheerful sight!
These blossoms are on a crabapple tree in one of my gardens. Would you believe my husband planted this tree from a seed? Ten or twelve years ago he plucked a crabapple off a tree he admired in Downtown Toronto on his way home from work. Ha! Now it's a beautiful specimen.
The tree bloomed for the first time two years ago. Just a few blossoms the first year, but last year we had zillions of blooms. And in the fall we had enough crabapples to make jelly. Looks like we'll have another bumper crop in 2008!