Monday, April 16, 2012

Apple blossoms

Pictures of apple blossoms from the trees in the backyard. This is by far the earliest they've ever bloomed -- usually we see them blooming in May, but they're already fading and it's only mid-April!

The unusually warm weather forced them to bloom early. During the three nights we had serious hard frost threats, I tried to save them by covering them and putting large amounts of warm water under them. We'll know in a few weeks whether that was effective...if so, we might have an apple crop this fall.