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An abundance of apples

Inspite of being bald for most of the spring, the apple tree at the back of the garden now seems to be hiding several apples. On one branch, I had already thinned them out to two at the tip but on another, there was still more thinning to be done. 188 more words


Elderflowers Two Ways

I have always associated elderberry (sambucus nigra) with Scandinavia and Eastern Europe. The delicate elderflower syrup was an import and a bit of a luxury to me. 547 more words


Jardin de Reuilly-Paul-Pernin, Paris

This garden, in the 12th arrondissement of Paris, and off the Promenade Plantée which I have previously written about, was an explosion of colour when I visited in summer last year.

 All photographs by Sophia Kaplan.


May 11

Besides the apple tree in the backyard, we have a pink flowering crab-apple. When you look closely you’ll see it has beautiful double petaled blossoms.   32 more words

Healthy Living

“Morning Blossoms” - Stouffville Creek Trail

Ah, spring!

I went for an early morning walk this morning and was greeted by yet another gift of spring – a beautiful crab-apple tree loaded with delicate pink-white blossoms. 60 more words


Reveling in the ephemeral abundance of flowers

Our crab apple is flowering, more buds than we have ever had before. It literally looks like it is covered in snow. All grown from a volunteer seed that a volunteer bird ate inside a nearby crab apple and deposited in our front lawn (in a perfectly selected spot, I might add). 138 more words