Thursday, February 23, 2012

Cardinal Flowering Crabapple

Flowering Crabapple
Malus 'Cardinal'

This tree flower was posted here in 2008. I was happy to get another shot of it last year. Crabapples are usually fun to photograph because they are slightly fragrant and if you taking a picture of one that means you are out in the spring air. Luckily the Crabapples at the Estate didn’t suffer too much damage in the epic storms of last summer and fall. ‘Cardinal’ is still a small tree so there was less of a chance for damage.

I really can’t wait for Spring. With this weather it seems right around the corner but I know March can be a tricky month. Since posting the same flower seems redundant for today and the next couple of days there will be an abstract or nonbotanical picture posted with a flower.

For today here is a picture of the Mount Soledad cross in La Jolla, California. The area is beautiful as is the cross but it is continually mired in controversy.

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