Saturday, May 23, 2009
It's apple blossom time around here. The backyard trees have exploded this past week. This beauty is fleeting though. Soon after the trees appear fully-ladened, these beautiful, soft, pinkish petals begin to 'twinkle' to the ground and dot parts of my newly tilled garden. Back on Stevens, our baseball diamond had three apple trees that created our 'outfield fence' in dead center. Hit it over the tops, and it was an automatic 4- bagger! I got few of those as I remember, but many a shot whistled right through the branches, this time of year, sending many a delicate petal ricocheting to the ground. Ah, backyard baseball... the best!