I could never be a bee. Look at this hard working girl here. Covered in pollen and figuring out ways to hold more. It is definitely allergy season here. The oak trees are working over time this year! Laden with their little catkins and sending pollen out on the winds. Also, the apple trees, the apricot trees, the flowers, the grasses, and on and on.
This is a photo of one of our mulberry trees. See those little florets? Those will become little mulberries – if we can keep the birds out, that is. We have about seven of these trees on the property, six in the ground and one still in a pot, awaiting planting. They were giving the bees a great deal of pollen lately, which is good considering there wasn’t too much else blooming at the time. Now, however – there’s a great deal from which they may choose.
I am so happy that the Myer Lemon tree is loaded with blossoms this spring. The same with the apple tree. I’m hoping that we see some fruits! Fruits we may see later besides lemons and apples? Nectarine, Peach, Almond, Apricot, maybe some pomegranates, but I haven’t seen any blossoms yet. We are still waiting for a few more trees to leaf out, the pomegranate just leafed out a few days ago. We noticed, just yesterday that the mesquite have finally decided that winter is over and have begun to send out their ferny leaves. That gave me the confidence to uncover both the lemon and the lime trees. Not that the lime tree has any blooms yet. Hmm. We’ll have to just wait and see. Probably before I can report on that, I’ll do a report on a few projects…. maybe Tuesday? Until then, as always~
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