Thursday, February 17, 2011

Apple Blossoms

Apple Blossoms
Originally uploaded by linfrye
1/8" Sheet
Arches 140#CP

Though my apple trees have not yet begun to bloom, the APRICOT trees around the college's lake have broken bud and ARE in bloom --- mercy! Our temps today are going to reach mid 60F ... but as it's only February, we have another six weeks before we can really call winter 'over.' So these bright, hopeful trees are still in danger of losing their fruits when temperatures change yet again.

Our gardening class last night went extremely well - -but mighty late -- it was after 10 pm before I got to my friend's....

And today is the kick off for 'Plant a Row for the Hungry 2011" .... With the weather so pleasant, we're planning to be outdoors turning over the green manure, trimming, pruning, and readying the soil for planting next month.

Already the seeds we've started in the greenhouse are up, and in a few more weeks will be ready to transfer to the garden ... here comes spring!

Hope your day is bright and cheerful!


Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Oh Lin, how beautiful. It gives such hope to us Long Islanders. True our temps are going up, but the dirty snow is still on the ground.

Joan said...

This lovely floral is a wonderful bright spot in my morning!!! Super job! Glad to hear that the volunteers are getting the soil ready...strange to think that spring may be here soon. Our temps are warmer today, but like Joan said...the dirty snow is still here (but melting). Have a great day!

Teri C said...

OMG, this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ricardo said...

Hi, I love your work, I love the colors and light that you give very good job congratulations, greetings.

freebird said...

The planting for the hungry sounds like a good idea! What a pretty picture you've painted here.