The last time that I looked at the Crab Apple tree, its branches were covered with only small little black buds; the promise of the year to come. Fast forward to today. Suddenly those buds have burst and the tree is covered with pretty little deep red leaves. And in the center of each leaf cluster, a small spray of flower buds. After loosing our first Crab Apple tree last winter, it will be so nice to have a beautiful tree in bloom this Spring once again.