After our near-meltdown lilac adventure yesterday, we came upon the captivating crabapple trees, all in bloom.
We saw white ones…
and light pink ones…
and dark pink ones.
They were all in bloom together beneath the bright blue sky.
The smell was also lovely, though not nearly as noticeable as the lilacs.
But perhaps the most glorious part of the crabapples in bloom was the abundance of petals. Beneath each tree was a large round carpet of fallen petals.
They felt more numerous than the confetti in Times Square on New Year’s Eve.
So the girls gathered up a handful or two…
And tossed them high!
Also enjoying the beauty of the crabapples was one of our favorite local artists, Jane Ask, who captured the delightful blooms with her oil painting. What a gift to see her work in progress.
And so, with all due respect to the lovely lilacs, the captivating crabapples won the day!