As an ecologist I have always had an interest in nature. I love gardening and would spend all day outdoors if I could. I also enjoy taking photographs and writing. I live in the west of Ireland with my young family.
I was actually going to write this post for last week’s Lens artist challenge but as I didn’t get time to post, I thought as Tina was offering “you pick it” it seemed a good opportunity to do anyway. This post is about our crab apple tree. In the spring it never fails to blossom and it is packed full of flowers. The closed buds are pink which open into white blossoms with flushes of pink.
The blossom attracts bees, butterflies and other pollinators.
By Autumn the tiny fruit have developed.
And now the blackbirds are visiting and are enjoying what is left of the apples.
And on top of all this pleasure the tree gives us, it is also our robin’s friend favourite tree.
Dedicated to David, who left this earth on the 27th November 2020, and always loved his garden and his garden birds.