Captivating Crabapples Win the Day

After our near-meltdown lilac adventure yesterday, we came upon the captivating crabapple trees, all in bloom.

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We saw white ones…

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and light pink ones…

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and dark pink ones.

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They were all in bloom together beneath the bright blue sky.

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The smell was also lovely, though not nearly as noticeable as the lilacs.

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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.

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They felt more numerous than the confetti in Times Square on New Year’s Eve.

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So the girls gathered up a handful or two…

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And tossed them high!

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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!