Apple Blossom in the Rain

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.

Photo: Mike Howe

Photo: Mike Howe

This evening a light rain is falling, the raindrops glistening on the dark green leaves…..

Photo: Mike Howe

Photo: Mike Howe

The trees antiquity is given away by the presence of the lichens growing on the branches and twigs…

Photo: Mike Howe

Photo: Mike Howe

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….

Photo: Mike Howe

Photo: Mike Howe




About Mike Howe

I am an ecologist and a composer of guitar based instrumental melodies signed to the Real Music label in California. I like to write about my work, music and nature conservation and how it all comes together. I try not to write about things I don't know much about.
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5 Responses to Apple Blossom in the Rain

  1. Gallivanta says:

    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.

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