Gift #114: Crabapple blossoms in September

Last year, we had very confused trees in a shopping center near my home, and the little nitwits started blooming again in Sept- Oct, making for a very strange fall.  Red and orange leaves abounded, along with little crabapple blossoms.  I had chalked it up to an eccentric temperament at the time, but now it appears to be habitual.  As I drove through the parking lot over the weekend, a stand of the crabapples were in bloom again!  It’s quite an amazing thing.  Most of the trees in the area are in heat stress and survival mode, and here these trees are churning out little buds and soft blooms by the hundreds!  They are truly a treasure – both for the blooms and their inability to distinguish seasons, and both reasons are quite endearing.  Crabapples are my favorite trees and I love their spring flowers so very much.  It truly is a special gift to find some in a second wave of blooms and it seems to be a poetic way to say a last farewell to summer.

 

Blessings to you,

Sarah

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