Apples in Bloom

Irrigating the blossoming apple trees in the orchard.
Irrigating the blossoming apple trees in the orchard.

Spring weather in New Mexico is seriously iffy.  We get a lot of wind.  We get late frosts that kill stuff we have high hopes for, like apricot blossoms and lilacs.  Sometimes we even get some precipitation, rain or snow or sleet or hail…whatever it is we’re grateful for it.  And once in a while a Chimayo spring day feels magical.  Last Saturday morning was one of those days.  Or at least a for a couple of hours there was magic on Saturday morning.  After these pictures were taken the wind started, and there were killing frosts that night.  It’s hard to say if we’ll have any fruit this year.  But these pictures are from that glorious morning.  The apple trees were covered with  pink-tinged white flowers.  Irv was irrigating, so there was water on the trees.  The water and the air sparkled that morning.  And here are the pictures to show for it.irrigation ditch blooming tree3

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