Old Crabapple

crabapple

It’s been a bitter winter in Minnesota from a combination of below zero temperatures in December, January, February and through March, brutal winds and lots of ice and snow.  In the past week, we had snowflakes the size of dollar coins along with sunshine, spring temperatures and bitter cold … a study in extremes all winter.

This is a photo of a crabapple that was full of the most beautiful blooms, even more so the year before it died.  Very old and about 30 feet high, the petals would change from a deep almost red hue to the softest white in three days.  Every spring one to remember.

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Author: Anita Suzanne Dedman-Tillemans

For love of wilderness.