May 22, 2011
The Scent of Apple Blossoms
When I stepped out of my car this afternoon––back from a brief trip to NYC where I saw many wondrous things, which I will share over coming days––the first thing that I noticed was the pervasive aroma of the apple trees in bloom. What a marvelous welcome home!
My trees are antique varieties that only flower and bear fruit every other year. I was happy that when I got home, there was enough sun and warmth that the pollinators were busy in the flowers, from large bumble bees
to many different types of small pollinating insects, which you can see as tiny black dots in the sky. On a nice warm day during blossom season, my senses are engaged, from the sight of the pale white-pink blooms, to their heady scent, to the sound of buzzing insects flying from flower to flower.