Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The apple tree

The apple tree is in full bloom and the bees are loving it.  I spent some time digging up wild raspberry briars that have encroached on the area under the tree, and I could hear the hum of the bees above me.  The tree is a golden delicious tree, and it usually succumbs to cedar-apple rust each year.  If it does bear, the squirrels vie for the fruit.  But right now, it looks great.  The honeybees are not mine.  I think they are flying in from a farm which is a good ways down the road but probably a half mile or less as the crow flies.

The butterflies were enjoying the blossoms as well.  I saw several silver-spotted skippers like this one (in addition to a few swallowtails).

1 comment:

  1. I was hoping the cold did not get the apple blossoms. I love the close ups of the 'little Pollinators.'
    The close up pictures are very good.