The snow has melted, the temperatures are slowly climbing, the mud on the dirt road out front is knee deep but we have survived our May Day storm. And wonder of wonders as we pick up broken tree limbs the apple trees are still blooming.
Notice that the blossoms are brown around the edges, burned by the snow and cold but still there reaching for that blessed sunshine.Will they make apples? Only time will tell but it's looking hopeful.
The bees are back working the blossoms.
And life goes on. The blossoms a little battle scarred but fighting to survive. A beautiful sight to this old gardener.
And even more hope for those trees that had not bloomed out completely. Maybe I will have apples this year after all : )
As for the peaches we will see if the trees hold their fruit or drop it. If it continues to develop we know we are safe. The plums sadly will not make fruit. But the grapes and blackberries look good and the strawberries are blooming.
Just another spring in The Holler.......
Now if it would just quit raining long enough to get all the grass mowed : )
Blessings from Hickery Holler
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