Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Timid tree

The old apple tree in our garden is slow to bloom. It's been frostbitten in years past and knows the fickle ways of Mother Nature. So it patiently waited.

The yellow bells, baby's breath, daffodils, and blueberries have a more optimistic outlook which is costly some years.

Jilda had a routine doctor's appointment at 11:45 this morning. Normally we get them as early as possible to free up the afternoon, but sometimes that is not feasible.

Afterwards, we lunched at one of the best restaurants in Birmingham. Niki's Seafood has incredible food at night, but they also have a cafeteria during the day that stays as busy as the airport at Christmas.

Once home,  I had to finish two columns that were due today. Sometimes the pressure is the only initiative I need.

When I hit send on the second email, I headed outside to do a little more cleaning before the rain arrived.

Down in the garden, I realized the apple tree finally started blooming. I hated to break the news to the timid tree that the weatherman is saying we could have frost this weekend.


  1. Hang in there tree!

  2. Don't tell that poor tree about the frost.

  3. If there is a way to keep a light on it, then it will keep the frost off. Ive never seen flowers like that on an apple tree. Great photo.

  4. I bloom a little later each year too.

  5. Ahhh Apples, you are singing my song.
    We too will enjoy a meal out, due to MY Dr. appointment. At our age it is a treat, and even without the excuse of a DR appt. we do it too often. LOL You did bring a smile today, that is always good.
    Now keep working! ;-)

  6. We had snow last weekend so many of our lovely blooms had a very short life. More snow coming this coming weekend too. More often than not we do get snow in April and it's sad to see the wilted blooms.

  7. We woke up to a light covering of snow this morning but it turned to rain. April is so fickle. I hope the apple tree didn't got frosted.

  8. Anonymous4:06 PM

    I won't tell the tree if you don't!!

  9. Aww, poor tree! Gorgeous picture!

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