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About those apple blossoms …

We're under a freeze warning from 2 to 10 a.m. Saturday. I covered the trees the last time the temperature got way cold (28!), but since the forecast is for slightly above freezing – 33 degrees – I think I'm going to let nature take its course this time.

Also, I said I had three trees blooming, but only two look like they'll have any fruit. The honeycrisp doesn't have a single flower on it. =( Young apple trees yield very little fruit anyway, but it would be nice to have one or two eating apples later this year.

Clearly I have a lot to learn about orcharding. Heh.

'Tis Good Friday and for everyone who gave up chocolate for Lent, you only have to wait a couple more days. Since I'm no longer following South Beach and didn't give up chocolate for Lent, that hasn't stopped me from doing a little chocolate-filled stress eating this week. The good thing is the scale continues to be friendly. The bad thing is … well, there's nothing bad about chocolate, if you ask me. Although the older I get the less I crave it. I'd rather have a citrus-y treat than a chocolate one.

I probably won't write over the weekend, but I'll post the daily photo challenge shot. I've been having fun with Instagram for Android since it was released a couple days ago, and I've also downloaded a bunch of other photo effects editors that I haven't played with yet.

Have a hoppy Easter. I leave you with my very favorite Easter image:


Diandra said…
I recently bought a "fruit dwarf" - a tiny apple tree meant to be kept potted on the balcony. And every time the temperatures thread to drop to freezing, I am afraind it will get harmed. So far it seems to be doing well - there are leaves, but no flowers yet. I am not sure we will have any this year, but I love having my own apple tree. That is something I have wanted for a loooong time.

By the way, an easy way to keep budding trees from dying due to frost is to spray them with water - a thin layer of ice will form and actually act as insulation.
denise said…
My favorite Easter image as well - makes me laugh every time. Have a great holiday weekend!

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