Our little orchard of apple trees is in full blossom right now.
This little tree could hardly have more blossoms on it.
I think this is the fullest we've ever seen it. May the Good Apple Spirits bless us with RIPE apples this year!
I've not been out in the garden today which is a shame as it's another gorgeous day. Oodles of sunshine, a delightful breeze and temp in the 70s.
My kitchen has been humming all day as I prepare for a picnic supper tonight to take to a very deserving young family. The mama (of a 21-months old little charmer and his little sister due in less than three months) is our daughter's oldest friend. They met on the first day of kindergarten and both being such weird ducks - and I say that lovingly, of course - struck up a friendship that clicked, and they've been best buds every since through a lot of thick and thin. And believe you me, they've both become beautiful, intelligent, accomplished women while overcoming more than a couple of challenges in their lives! I'm very proud of them both.
Anyway, C and her hubby P and Little E are here for a week working on their little cabin they're constructing about halfway between here and Chicken Mama's homestead. They have no electricity or water so all of the construction is being done with hand tools and supplies trucked in.
I offered to bring the picnic supper out tonight, and Chicken Mama will be there, too, stopping on her way home from work in town.
We're having hot dogs and buns, chips, a fruit salad, a tossed salad, deviled eggs, lemonade for Pregnant Mama and other choices of libation for us non-pregnant adults. Oh yeah, and a blueberry pie (still have some frozen berries from our bushes from last year) for dessert.
Can't wait to get out there and see the progress. Might even get some pics to post tomorrow.
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