The old apple tree in our garden continues to wake up after winter despite having nearly fallen over and being propped up by an old chair. Every year it produces delicious cooking apples, and every May it produces beautiful blossom.
This evening a light rain is falling, the raindrops glistening on the dark green leaves…..
The trees antiquity is given away by the presence of the lichens growing on the branches and twigs…
We don’t prune it or interfere with it in anyway because it is always so productive, hopefully it will live on for years to come….
5 thoughts on “Apple Blossom in the Rain”
I love that your apple tree is propped up by a chair. I find that these old trees produce fruit that is dense with flavour. A sizeable portion of our city has had to be abandoned because of earthquake damage but there is a concerted effort by some citizens to make sure that the old trees are left in peace even if the houses have to go. The idea is that at some stage the old fruit trees and new ones may become a free fruit garden for our city.
That sounds like a brilliant plan and a great way to make something beautiful out of what sounds like a disaster. Thanks for reading and commenting, I really appreciate it 🙂
And I hope you have some wonderful recipes for making the best use of those cooking apples of yours.
It’s usually apple crumble and custard all the way!