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Friday, March 30, 2012

Purple Crab Apple Tree

from my kitchen window

79 comments:

  1. Oh Betsy - these pictures are just stunning! I love the softness and the color in them.
    Our flowering crab doesn't look like it's going to bloom this year, so I'm glad I can enjoy yours!

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    1. thanks, Mari. You know, we had a peach tree like that...full of blossoms every year and then it just stopped! I still miss that tree! ha. Maybe it's a late bloomer so to speak? ha.

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  2. Look beauty Betsy, you know I think is amazing you have this view from your kitchen, i havent view from mi kitchen, and i miss that!

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    1. I think the best of spring is all these beauty blossom of flowers!

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    2. thanks, Gloria! We built our house 23 years ago on a piece of land that had NO trees! So whenever we have planted, I pick a spot where I can enjoy them from inside. This one we planted to block the view from Mr. Neighbor man. lol. I see it when I stand at the kitchen sink.

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    3. Is nice Betsy when we arrived to thid house we havent trees too, not grass,not frutal trees, but someones still arr little

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    4. Have you lived there long?

      I keep forgetting to tell you that when I was looking for a recipe on your blog I saw a photo you had of Christmas and we used to have the same couch as you...with dark blue one with the paisley pattern on it! Isn't that cool? We had the same!

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    5. Ha!really betsy?well i know we love the same things (lol)
      We had live here about 7 years.

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    6. yes, really! Isn't that funny? Yes, we love the same things. :) We had to get rid of it after the triplets were done being potty trained, though. hahaha.

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    7. I make like you I go with my cell to the kitchen,you have your lap top (thats the name?)
      How are the kids with the computer?

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    8. yes..laptop. :)

      They are sharing pretty well, actually. We've had to shoo Spencer away from Alex a few times but it hasn't been too bad!

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    9. Wow!they are so good!at night I used my cel cause the kids are one in the lap top and othet inthe Pc so normally at this timr I come here and see my blog

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    10. I used to share my computer with the boys, so I know exactly how that is! Sigh!

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  3. What a pretty color! One of my fav's~

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    1. I have three crab apple trees here in a row and they are all different....purple, white and golden. I think this one is my favorite!

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    2. still want that pussy willow, though! ha.

      Do you have any dogwood? Ours just opened up yesterday.

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    3. yes a white one in the front yard and it just opened as well. I'd like to plant a pink/red one or two at the edge of our newly cleaned out woods. When I was a little girl we had a big pussy willow. It was very pretty with it's soft little fuzzy's :)

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    4. We used to have a pussy willow when I was young, too! I was mesmerized by those fuzzy blooms! ha. Maybe that's why I want one now. That might be a good thing to ask for for Mother's Day.

      Dogwoods along the edge of the woods would be so lovely!

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    5. That would be a great idea for Mother's Day! You'd get what you want and they would know what to get. win win :) We had a pansy redbud for a few years (we planted it) but a storm blew through and twisted/bent it but didn't break the bark. Strange. Unfortunately it was ruined!

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    6. I had to google pansy redbud. I guess that is the kind we have. At least the blossoms and shape is the same. Don't you had it when you loose a tree in a storm? We lost out only large shade tree like that a few years ago.

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    7. yeah I do, when my in laws lived here they lost 7-10 trees when Hurricane Isobel came roaring through. Completely changed the yard/landscape dynamics! It was quite a mess. Fortunately nothing worse happened!

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    8. Oh, that's awful. Ours was because of Hurricane Ike! Of course we just got the winds, but still they were strong enough to uproot trees and people were without power for 10-12 days around here! It was an ash tree, too...not a fragile soft wood. I guess we should have planted more large growing trees!

      Speaking of pussy willows, I saw a beautiful wreath made of the branches. I'd love to be able to make one for my front door.

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    9. oh that wreath sounds pretty. I'm sure you could do it. My sister used to make silk flower arrangements for a shop in Holmes County. She was quite good at it :) for some reason you have always reminded me of her :)

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    10. Oh really? Oh, that's fun. Hope she's nice. lol. I would think those flexible willow branches would be quite easy to wrap into a wreath! And it wouldn't need any more adornment that itself! I'm going to look for some branches ...maybe at the florist!

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    11. she's very nice! always cheerful and happy with a smile for everyone! and she's always busy doing something! :)

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    12. well, that sounds like YOU! :)

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    13. lol, well maybe you'll have to visit Holmes County next weekend when we do and you can meet her. Wouldn't be the first time my family has had complete strangers at a family gathering. Folks never leave as strangers though, we've made a lot of friends over the years like that :)

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    14. a family gathering? sounds fun. Are you bringing food? :)

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    15. perhaps, and I learned everything I know from my 5 sisters and my Mom. ha - hope you emjoy your quiet day at home today and the java :)

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  4. In full bloom at your sea
    Very nice hanging from the tree
    Just makes it that much more Mayberry around
    Unless a crab apple is found
    Then things might not be too shabby
    As you get all crabby..haha

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    1. ha..the birds eat the crab apples with cheer
      although I did make jelly before down here.
      Now that really sounds like Mayberry.
      I bet Aunt Bea made jelly.
      lol.

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    2. hahaha I bet she did too
      As she was aways making something come due
      But the birds get them first
      Quenching their thirst
      Then comes the kitties up the tree
      Figuring they too have a meal for free

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    3. The back porch was covered in bird feathers this morning
      the cats were all smiles and no mourning.
      Guess they had a celebration feast
      that the big tom cat was finally beat.
      lol.

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    4. hahaha hopefully it was the cardinal above
      Then he couldn't feel the love
      With the mrs anymore
      Outside the window at your shore..haha

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    5. I hope you meant it WASN'T the cardinal above! :)

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    6. Yes I meant it wasn't the cardinal from above that got chowed down on
      It was late at my lawn
      Plus these damn buttons don't work unless I hit them hard sometimes
      Because the cat likes to chew them as he rhymes..haha

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    7. didn't think you had anything against Mr. Cardinal
      wishing the Mrs was a widow.
      Maybe it isn't your computer keys at all
      and you just need coffee in your hall.
      Got my new maker yesterday
      already finished a 12 cup pot at my bay.
      lol. I'm feeling REALLY awake
      as I zip around the house and I clean and bake.
      ha.

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  5. Too cold here for fruit trees. :(
    Not sure if the fruit crops will survive this year.
    Your crab apple sure is pretty. Mom used to have one of those. The flowers were gorgeous. The apples. not so much once they were smashed in the driveway. We cleaned them up by the bucketful.

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    1. You know, we dont have many drop to the ground. They hang on all winter and then the birds pick them off. Isn't that odd? I remember having one in the yard as a child and they were always on the ground. It must be the variety of crab apple.

      Hope it warms up there! It's still jacket weather here, but still very nice for March. I keep expecting a cold snap to come through again but so far it hasn't!

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  6. You like to rub in the whole having trees thing, don't you??? LOL Very pretty :)

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    1. haha..yes...still have to show off the dogwood! :)

      do you want me to send a tree in your package? lol.

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    2. Please do. Just not a bonsai. I kill those!!! :) lol

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    3. haha...I've never had a bonsai! They are beautiful. Do you kill all house plants? Are you washing them with soap like Omlette? haha Maybe an african violet would be nice...they even have similar blooms like my photos! :)

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    4. Betsy and Jax: ALl my bonsais I had are die:(
      are so special!

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    5. gloria ~ they must be hard to keep alive. But they are beautiful!

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    6. I think that should be your next challenge Betsy. Figure out how to keep a bonsai alive and kicking :) Word is, they need to be submerged in water or something. They are so pretty though! I wish I could keep em alive.

      and violets sound very nice!!! And no worries, they don't suffer the same fate as Omlette. Although Madre and I used to take a day to dust each individual leaf on her indoor plants. LOL!!!!

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  7. Love the photos, especially mr. Cardinal :-)

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  8. Those blossoms are beautiful!

    I just read a note on your sidebar about your son's computer not working. My mom has the same problem with hers! She took it to get it fixed and they called her today to say that the problem isn't what they thought it was and whatever it is that they did, didn't work. Not sure what she's gonna do now, that computer was pretty much her life, lol!

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    1. yeah, when it does that with the screen, it's dead. I hope your mom gets a new one! Once you start using them all the time, it's hard to live without them! ha.

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  9. How on earth do you ever get any work done when you can look out at that every day.

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    1. alan ~ I will admit to gazing out the windows a lot lately! ha.

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  10. Thats lovely.What a view Betsy.I have an Azaela tree Im waiting for to bloom.Its gorgeous with orange flowers.Im looking for it to bloom very early this year.Enjoy your day!

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    1. well, your azaela sounds lovely! I've never had one! Yes, I'm sure it will bloom early...everything else it! ha.

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  11. Simply Gorgeous! I am always in AWE at the colorful blossoms this time of year. Enjoy a great weekend Dearie. XO

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    1. It has been gorgeous, although early. I wonder if we will have fall in July? ha.

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  12. Those are so beautiful! I like how rich the colors look. I like the bottom left picture the best.
    ~Aidyl
    www.aidylewoh.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks, Aidyl..and thanks for visiting!

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  13. That's a GORGEOUS colour!!!!! GORGEOUS!! Take care
    x

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    1. I love that shade of pink, too! :)

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  14. JUST GORGEOUS! All the blooming trees are AMAZING this year. SO GLAD the frost has not gotten them....yet.

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    1. they really have...it's been a beautiful season so far!

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  15. I haven't read all the other comments so someone may have already mentioned this...but how can something so delicate and beautiful be called "crab". Just doesn't seem fair.

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    1. haha...nobody brought that up! lol...

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  16. Pretty, pretty!
    I will have to wait about 2 months for that kind of pretty where I live.
    Have a great weekend.
    Nancy

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    1. we usually have to wait that long, too! It's usually mother's day when my dogwood blooms! Geesh!

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  17. I might not ever leave the kitchen. ~Mary

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    1. haha...well, it has made doing the dishes a bit more pleasant!

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  18. Exquisite. Such a glorious colour too. I want nail polish for my toes that is just that colour please.

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    1. me, too...that would be perfect!

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  19. Hi, Betsy: I love your weekly theme ideas. Looking forward to reading your blog during the challenge!

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    1. Hi Luana...looking forward to it, too! This is my first time participating..should be a lot of fun!

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