after planting my garden nearly 3 years ago, this is the first year that my apple tree has had any blossoms.
in fact, up until this year, the tree was literally a twig sticking out of the ground with maybe two or three leaves each year. it was so sad, i thought for sure this tree wasn't going to make it. low and behold, more and more leaves came...and by more i mean there's something like 15 on the tree total. poor her. anyway, i was totally surprised when i saw a few small buds earlier this spring on there, and now it's got some nice blossoms. not a lot, since there are probably only about 3 or 4 small branches growing on that twig. totally charlie brown christmas tree like. imagine my surprise when i noticed this weekend that there are already a couple of apples growing on the tree!! i mean first of all why i just noticed them now, i have no idea...but oddly, look how they are growing on the tree:
upwards!! toward the sky!! how am i supposed to invent gravity if they are hanging up and not down? wait, those ARE apples aren't they?
the mandarin tree is starting to bear fruit as well. a little late compared to the lemon and the lime trees...i've already had a crop of lemons and a small amount of limes this year (we've been making lots of lemony dessert goodness around here). i suppose though, those came early since my citrus has usually come during the summer. ok, and these are sort of a surprise too since i haven't noticed any blossoms on the mandarin tree and suddenly now i am seeing little froo-its on her?
ok, so there actually HAS been knitting going on around here. progress has been made to the blanket i am working on. i am hoping to get this baby done soon: