crab apple

This is one of my most favorite trees.  The weight of the fruit causes it to hang low, making it the perfect hide-a-way for little ones.

There are some downfalls to being this beautiful.  It drops apples in October, and they tend to quickly rot and ferment with the scent filling our whole kitchen.  And,  it does attract every single bee in the neighborhood. It is practically a humming tree for most of the summer.  But, who cares.  It is just so fairy tale pretty.

 These pictures were from before the deluge - when we had some beautiful bright sunny days. 

And, now I must go scramble some eggs for dinner.  It's been one of those days.
xo e