Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Cotton candy season

Now that spring has arrived, all the anonymous bare trees around here are exploding into bloom.

Even the tiniest branches are a frothy mass of delicate blossoms.

As for distant hillsides, it looks like cotton candy piled on the slopes underneath the towering conifers.

This (apparently) is an apple tree on our property.

At the moment, it is loaded with blossoms.

But elsewhere (apparently) we're seeing wild plums.

The blossoms are so abundant that they pile up on the sides of the road.

It's all so unspeakably beautiful.

Cotton candy season won't last long, so we'll enjoy it while we can.


  1. Yes, wild plums everywhere. We live in a wonderous place.

  2. No "popcorn poppin' on the apricot tree"??? :-)

  3. The trees are beautiful but when I see that overgrown apple tree, all I see is a day or two of work, lol.

    When we moved here we inherited 23 apple trees. Since then some have died and we've planted others. Each year we spend every spare moment of the month of March trimming apple trees.

    We don't spray our trees other than with a dormant oil spray but we've found trimming them makes a HUGE difference in the quality of fruit we get.

  4. Post Alley CrackpotApril 25, 2021 at 5:10 PM

    Can't help but laugh at this: "... all the anonymous bare trees ..."

    I'm now imagining your trees with Guy Fawkes masks. :-)


  5. I looked out the window, and what did I see?

    Popcorn popping on the apricot tree!

    Spring had brought me such a nice surprise,

    Blossoms popping right before my eyes.

    I could take an armful and make a treat,

    A popcorn ball that would smell so sweet.

    It wasn’t really so, but it seemed to be

    Popcorn popping on the apricot tree.

  6. Love this season,too. Very nice to see so many blossoms.