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Apple of my eye.


If you’re a loyal reader you’ll remember we had a massive wind storm two years ago that did serious damage to our beloved ancient backyard apple trees. We had a professional arborist in to trim and prune them back and last year they were barren. No blooms, no apples.

But this year?



Ooh baby.



They are positively bursting.

And if you’re wondering how big they are?



That’s the Barn Mahal for scale.



I wish WordPress had smell-o-vision because trust me… it’s glorious.



My little you never planted me but I grew well anyway crabapple is starting to spread out, but is lagging behind in bloom time.

Now I just need to fill my new rock bordered bed with perennials for a burst of summer color.



I wish WordPress had Smell-O-Vision.


I really do.




Because it’s apple blossom time at Casa River.




And next to lilacs, they’re my favorite natural scent.

We had a long wet spring….




And now even the smaller trees are bursting with blooms.




Every little branch is covered in fragrant blossoms…. and when the breeze blows?

Pure heaven.

But since Smell-O-Vision isn’t available, you’ll have to take my word for it.



It’s that good.

Fun fact : Every tree we’ve planted in the past 15 years?





I don’t know why… they just died. Some lasted a few years, others mere months.

But this apple tree?




The one I didn’t plant? That must have sprung up from a floating seed….

Grows 3 feet every summer.




And this year, it’s bee nirvana.





I had to.