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08 May 2012

clouds of blossoms

ahh, I must say I have entered the time of year when I am in my best element. I love late spring and summer. After growing up in the Pac Northwest you truly appreciate dry sunny days after a long wet and rainy winter. And that is the reason it pretty much stays green all summer too.
Yesterday we had a lovely 80f day and my little lollipop crabapple tree has popped into full bloom. It sits at the corner of my cottage garden and closely follows the tulips for bloom time. At the moment is not only loaded with white blossoms with a heavenly fragrance, it is loaded with the buzz of honey bees. I snapped these pics hoping to capture the bees hard at work....but they seemed to move on faster than I.


This tree actually gets its leaves first then the blossoms

in the pic above I did capture one bee....can you find him...


 After blooming, tiny crabapples form, and hang like upside down "lollipops". This will be a real treat for the birds, they completely clean the tree by fall.

20 comments:

Mary Ann said...

So pretty! Yep, I found the bee! LOL

Marydon said...

Debbi, your tree is spectacular. Did I ever ask you what part of PNW you come from ... we are Chehalis WA.
TTFN ~
Have a great week ~
Marydon

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Shirley said...

Debbi, Your tree is beautiful with all of the bloom. Everything in our neck of the woods bloomed so early this year. The peonies are in full bloom and probably will be gone by Memorial Day. The roses are in full bloom. It is just unreal. Have a wonderful week. Your Missouri Friend.

Heaven's Walk said...

Your tree is so full!! How gorgeous, Debbi! Ours were pretty decent this spring, too....but our lilacs were very skimpy because of the early warmth and then freezing temps. :( Hopefully, we won't have any more this season. :)

xoxo laurie

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Debbi..your yard is always so lovely. How you work, sew, sell, create...is just more than I can understand. Iron woman..that's what you are. One of those steel magnolia's? :) No wait...you are NOT Southern.. :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

To me, the Oregon Coastline is the most beautiful ever! I miss Oregon. I will always remember the smell of the trees and the taste of the water.

Debbi said...

Marydon...I am in Sublimity, It is 15 miles east of Salem--65 miles SE of Portland.

Char said...

Ok, I found the bee. Love that crabapple tree Debbi. I think I could have a dozen of them in my yard. How pretty are they!!
Thanks for making my day a little brighter,
Char

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I kept wondering why it was called a lollipop tree and then you explained it in the end. It's beautiful. So tickled to hear from you Debbi. Did the SLS do a trip this Spring or one since Tenn.? Myrtle Beach sounds awesome and I would truly love to meet up if it comes to fruition. I spent a long girl's weekend there back in January and we found some great thrifts and consignment stores. Keep me informed! xo

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

So pretty Deb! I love the spring too, not so much summer! lol! Happy Mother's Day!

Debbie

romance-of-roses said...

Debbi, your garden is so beautiful. I just stopped by to wish you a very Happy Mothers Day. Hugs...Lu

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

So pretty ! Our spring came and went weeks ago, sigh.
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profumo di lino said...

Wow!!! Your tree is wonderful and so full.I li ke your blog very much and i'd like you come and visit my blog: profumodilino.blogspot.com
Hugs

Melody said...

Find the bee...are ya kiddin?! LOL..the comp screen and over 50 does not make it easy, but I can see the gorgeous pics!!

Atelier de Charo said...

Absolutely beautiful blooms!

Hugs
Charo

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Oh, I can almost smell these! How lovely. ; )
~Michele

ThreeOldKeys said...

I can nearly smell the blossoms too ... and I think I hear the bees.

Beautiful!

Lynn said...

I believe this is my first visit to your blog and I enjoyed it thoroughly. I did not find the bee even tho I embiggened the picture! Your grandies are adorable, too!

Pam Jones said...

Absolutely beautiful blossoms I bet they smell wonderful!
Pam

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Such a gorgeous tree!! I have bees in my post too :) I did find yours ♥
*hugs*deb

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