In an effort to notice more of the ordinary in my life, I have decided to share what I have noticed this week in Take Three Thursday. The idea is to take 1 - 3 photos that are linked some how; by theme, by colour, by date, by moment, by points of view. There is no formal link in but please feel free to join in. What have you noticed this week?
This week on my
Our next door neighbours have a very full on beautiful Crab Apple in blossom right now & while it peaked on Monday, the blooms are still quite lovely. I was surprised upon closer inspection, there isn't much if any scent to it & a real lack of bees about. I think this is more evidence that our bees are in trouble. The owners of this tree do not use the fruit & I have never noticed whether the squirrels enjoy.
The next in bloom tree is the Choke Cherry, a weed tree really & it grows along the edge of most farmer fields. It doesn't get tall but can get quite full/wide. We have one at the back of our property & it sends out all kinds of runners every spring, which requires us to chop back. The little red berry fruit on this tree, the chipmunks & birds go crazy for. I don't think this fruit is edible for humans. Last Autumn, Mr Man decided to help it along by pounding around the drip line a few fertilizer spikes. I was not amused, as I think it's doing just fine without our help. So far this Spring, lots of blossoms which means lots of fruit & lots of runner shoots!
My last blooming tree is a personal favourite of mine, although this particular tree is really old & does need some attention. I wish we had planted a Redbud when we were picking trees. It's rosey pink blossoms grow so close to the branch before any leaves appear, plus they never really take up a lot of space nor do they make a dense leaf canopy blocking out light for plants underneath it, like the maples we planted.
"Spiritual blossoming simply means blossoming in life in all dimensions, being happy with yourself, being at ease with yourself & those all around you." Sri Sri Ravi Shankar