Our wild apple tree, down that the bottom of the hill, has begun to bloom this weekend. Like everything eles I have described this past week, it too is blooming earlier than normal.
While the poor tree is scrawny and contorted as it tries to reach for sunlight though the surrounding fir trees, it still manages to bloom and set a few apples each Fall.
We let the apples drop from the tree every Autumn and the deer and possible a few bear happily enjoy the bounty. We happily enjoy just watching it move from bloom to mature fruit each season, year after year.