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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Crabapple Trees

 I have a few 'crabapple' trees in my backyard.........they are roughly almost 50 years old.

Every spring we get to enjoy a few days of these gorgoeus breath-taking pink spring flowers. In the summer pretty leaves with the crabapples.

But........in the fall it is very messy and bushels and bushels of crabapples we have to pick up off the ground. Mostly we enjoy it as it is like a buffet for the lil' critters that live in our yard. Every bird that is indigenous to our area flies over for a nibble.......we even have seen a few hawks around also. The squirrels well.... they are very busy there all year round. Most of all the resident Raccoon has all his meals around the crabapple tree daily.........I've also seen "Alvin' the Chipmink running around there but not sure if he or she  munches on them. So I hope you enjoy my photo's of my crabapple trees in my backyard.

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  1. Marvelous shots!!

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  2. Crab apple jelly is sooo yummy. Are you planning on making some jars?
    Joyce M

  3. Wow! These are magnificent! I've never seen one so big!

  4. I use to have a wonderful recipe for pickled crab apples. Great at Thanksgiving with a turkey. Of coarse you have to get them before the critters.