"Gypsy gold does not chink and glitter. It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark."

~ Saying of the Gladdagh Gypsies of Galway

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Pink - The Magical Moment

We are about a month ahead of what's consider the norm in the orchard. This weather has been wacky, to say the least.

A few Pear trees have already blossomed on us and most of the Apple trees are already in their magical 'pink' stage.

Pink is the short stage right before full bloom. You will hear some apple farmers refer to it as the magical stage. I'd imagine that is because it is gorgeous and it doesn't even last long enough for you to blink!

These photos are from Saturday. Last evening, Monday night, we had a frost roll in. This is a very delicate stage for the trees so we are keeping our fingers crossed the frost didn't do too much damage.  We'll know in another few weeks when we get actual fruit sets on the trees.


katiegirl said...

Pretty pictures! I'm crossing my fingers you don't get any hard frosts now!

Susan said...

I do think it's magical how Mother Nature burst with color in Spring.

I don't think Seattle got the message that they revamped the Growing Zones, though, we're still about 10 degrees cooler than we should be. I love seeing your trees--it made me smile :-D