Saturday, June 6, 2015

Apple Blossom and Lilac time in Downeast Maine and the Canadian Maritimes

We cut around our 17 apple trees last fall and have a wonderful show of blossoms this year.  I guess the trees appreciated not having brush and fireweed competing for the nutrients.  Our 100 year old lilacs are poised on the brink of blooming if it ever get's summer and warm enough.  The lilacs and fruit trees were blooming in Santa Fe over a month ago so it is very strange to just be entering that period again over a month later.  Since we try not to heat our house this time of year, I have been enjoying using the oven to create a little warmth and thus I have been baking and cooking a lot!  My latest creation, wheat free blueberry scones, became a kaleidoscope of course.  All photos taken June 6th, 2015.

Pink apple blossoms

wheat free blueberry scones in a scone pan

hosta and lobster buoys

lilac on the brink of bloom, June 6th

Smoke bush beginning to leaf out

white apple blossoms

For some reason some of our apple trees have no blossoms, some have pink blossoms and some have bright white blossoms!

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