A Tree Following Post - Part of the Tree Following Project on Lucy Coriander`s Loose and Leafy Blogspot.
The John Dorey Crab Apple is in blossom now.
On Friday evening, the rain stopped and mist began to rise from the fields. A grey-clouded sunset sank to soft pink behind the distant trees.
A single blossom against the bark.
Oaks are just breaking bud and beeches have soft, new, lime green leaves this week, but the crab apple`s leaves have been here for several weeks and are darkening now.
Below is a flashback to May 2013, just a year ago, when the crab apple blossomed more than ever before. The tree seemed covered in a froth of snow.
This year, there are fewer blossoms and there will be fewer autumn fruits. After 2013, this spring seems to be one where the tree can recover after so much blossom and so much fruit last year.