Every gardener has their treasures season to season. The Evereste crab apple tree probably tops my favourites list because she covers all of them. Here she is, caught this week in the evening sun after a day of buffet and bluster, hail, wind and downpour. Already much of the blossom is ‘blown’, and whether any fruit has set, we’ll have to wait and see. The apples that come in the autumn are small and russet-blushed, an inch or two centimetres at most, but each one image perfect; doll’s house apples in other words. And after we have admired them for many weeks, the winter weather then softens them enough to make them a valuable food store for the blackbirds and pigeons. We watch them from the kitchen door.
A tree of many pleasures then. Here she is a couple of weeks ago, the blossom just opening:
And this was last September (in the midst of an early autumn gale), the apples freshly formed:
Evereste is also queen of that unruly quarter, the-garden-over-the-fence aka the guerrilla garden, caught here early one summer’s morning. Its content changes every year:
And in winter there are many new scenes:
And so yes, the apple of my eye:
Lens-Artists: Gardens Please visit Amy’s very lovely gardens. She is hosting this week’s theme.