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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Crab Apples


The Purple Crab Apple is coming along with fruit outside my
kitchen window.  As I did dishes this week, I enjoyed
the dappled sunlight coming through the leaves.
The fruit seems a bit early this year, like everything else.
Lovely!


35 comments:

  1. Ah Betsy look absolutely lovely; love the picture!

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    1. Is it lovely? The fruit looks big even for as dry as it's been. Still very pretty. Some times I make crab apple jelly, but is a lot of work. I don't do it every year...sometimes I leave them for the birds to eat. ha.

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    2. I never see here these crab apples are lovely; in the summer the birds ate all our cherry tree lol:)

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    3. We used to have a cherry tree! The "flash back" photo of Taylor on my sidebar is of that tree. I loved those sour cherries for pies! But the tree died many years ago. :(

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    4. We hsve two but normally ate the birds lol

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    5. I love cherry pie, but I don't make it very often!

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  2. What a beautiful picture! The lighting is perfect. :)

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    1. It made doing dishes almost delightful! ha.

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  3. Love it Betsy! Sunkissed Apples for the birdies :)

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    1. exactly! I have made jelly before, but it was a lot of work and they really didn't have a lot of flavor. I usually do leave them for the birds...and they are so pretty in the snow.

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  4. Around my house anyone who is being grouchy gets called a "crab apple" :) Very pretty tree. We planted one last year. No fruit this year yet. :)

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  5. I too thought you were going to be a grouch
    Arms crossed on the couch haha
    Not really though
    As I knew the fruit would show
    And an apple indeed
    Is surely liked at my feed
    Even if they are for the birds
    Could be lost for words
    As the birds eat the apples and the cats eat the birds
    Then the grass grows from their ummm nerds
    You know the candy in the box
    That are the color of tye dye socks

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    1. haha...one big circle of life.
      you do make me laugh tonight.
      lol....

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  6. oh we used to have some major battles with those growing up...ha

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    1. haha...really? We had crab apples trees, but I didn't grow up with brothers...I guess we never thought of them as deadly weapons. lol....

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  7. Mmm... I wish I could grab a few... I have not had one of those in ages!

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    1. pretty tart to eat fresh....do you do anything to them? No crab apples in Italy?

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  8. Hi Betsy .. just read all the posts I've missed -hope Jack's foot is better, that Alex's blood was found without too many other hassles, wonderful breads you made, and I hope that the summer is easing a little --- the legal aspects must be hassley .. but so necessary - at least you keep yourself amused in and around everything ... I've never heard of purple crab apples - must make good jelly. Happy weekend ... cheers Hilary

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    1. we actually planted this tree to block the view of the neighbor's garage...I didn't realize how much I'd enjoy the tree itself! ha.

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  10. They are so pretty with that sunlight! Isn't this weather AMAZING!?!?!?!?

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    1. it's wonderful...but is it just a tease? I do think so! Going back to hot will be so cruel! lol.....

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  11. What a lovely scene out your kitchen winddow...makes doing the dishes almost a pleasure, I would think.

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    1. exactly...I've said the same thing myself....I do enjoy that tree in any season!

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  12. They look almost sugar coated...beautiful!

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    1. Yes, they do! They'll get a very dark red when they are ripe....

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  13. I didn't realize that they clustered like cherries. The lighting is wonderful.

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    1. they look a lot like cherries there, don't they!

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  14. Betsy, the apples look so healthy and nice, I'd grab one at once and sink my teeth into it! :) Do you apply any chemical/pest spraying?

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    1. thanks, petra...no, we don't spray them at all and I've never had a problem with bugs or worms in them either!

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  15. Sorry you were not able to schedule the blood work, though perhaps you were relieved. ;)

    In reading about your working with Alex to do things more independently, I had to smile that he asks his brothers to do things. You gotta admire his initiative there. :)

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    1. A little relieved, yes...but I really wish it was over-with! haha.

      I keep telling Spencer and Harry not to help him. lol. But it's in Spencer's nature to boss the other two around anyway, so he's always glad to do it...even if Alex doesn't ask!

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  16. beautiful photo, it's that time of year!

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  17. quote, "The fruit seems a bit early this year, like everything else."

    I think you might be right. I saw a few very yellow leaves on the Tulip Tree.
    Yikes! Can't be because of the rain because we haven't had that much.
    Might be an early Autumn. What do you think?

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