In the winter of 2018-19 a crab apple tree at the edge of ‘my’ (strictly speaking, not mine but you know what I mean) woods became a victim of a winter storm and was almost completely snapped near the base of the trunk. Last year it did break into leaf and made it to the winter. This last winter I wondered if it would make it through even though there is only about 6” of bark, with its essential phloem, on a 90 degree hinge and a very small bit of sapwood linking the, now, horizontal trunk back to the roots. Roll forward to yesterday and the crab apple blossom was in full flower and the flush of the green bud burst has turned exploded into fresh, bright leaves.
There’s got to be a fable, that’s entirely apposite for the world today, in there somewhere.
The fallen crab apple, horizontal but still blooming in the woods:
The blossom on the crown of the tree:
Kit: Nikon Z6 with 24-70mm f/4 lens. I guess I could have used my iPhone 6s, like yesterday, but what’s a guy to do when he’s left his phone at home and only remembered to bring the big guns along? Would you have noticed otherwise? Really ;-)