29 thoughts on “The Crabapple Tree, Spring 2015

  1. It was such a sad day when the crabapple tree in my back yard stopped blooming. These are some of my favorite flowering trees. Thank you for sharing.

  2. It is a beautiful tree… we had one i our front yard, but it succumbed to bugs and disease a few years ago. Thanks for the pictures!

  3. John, been following your site for ages, and I think its worth mentioning you have really improved as a photographer. I don’t know if you deliberately practice or anything, but this past year or so has been great.

    These pictures are stunning.

  4. Crabapples; best jam making fruit – EVER! Tart & tasty. Shame so few people make it. John, if your trees have fruit and you need someone to, erm, clean up the yard when the fruit is ripe… Well, I’m up for a field trip.

  5. I sometimes forget that the rest of the world is already having spring… It was snowing just last week! Thanks for the beautil reminder!!

  6. Ultimate Nick is right! And this innocent-looking tree is obviously also part of the vast and ongoing Pineapple Pizza Coverup (PPC)!

  7. Patrickrock:

    Thanks. Part of that is a better understanding of how to do post-processing in Photoshop, i.e., how to bring out details in the pictures without making it look “overly ‘shopped.”

  8. Lovely.

    I always find it interesting how spring moves north. Just yesterday I was looking at my grandfather-in-law’s trees, in NE Alabama, and noting how the pears, plum (I think), apples, and peaches had set fruit* and yours, in Ohio, are just blooming. Their irises were still blooming and mine bloomed and faded a few weeks ago (central AL).

  9. Are the flowering trees — especially crabapple but also redbud — especially lovely this spring in the midwest? I’ve been seeing spectacular blooms all around Iowa City.

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