“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature, the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” (Rachel Carson)
I find such comfort in repetition of all kind, but especially in nature.
The Dolgo crabapples are ready at least one month earlier than usual this year, but I trust that this is the way it’s supposed to be.
If you’d like to read my humorous account on how I discovered these lovelies, check my post Dolgo Crabapple Find
The Studio Online prompt for August 9th is (fresh, fruit, seasonal).
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Barb, I was going to ask if you do anything with those crabapples besides take beautiful photos of them, but I just read the older post you linked to and saw that you do make jelly. I’ve heard of it but have never seen or tasted any. We have some crabapple trees (several varieties) along the edge of the parking lot at my apartment building. Last year I saw a couple of tiny Asian ladies harvesting them. This year the fruit is just falling to the sidewalk.
If your jelly is as good as your photos of the fruit, it must be very good indeed!
Oh, I highly recommend crabapple jelly León! It’s delicious!! and these crabapples end up falling to the ground as well … such a waste!
Kelly Kardos says
The first time I saw crab apples was when I was a little girl visiting my grandparents in PA. I don’t remember if I ate one though. They photograph beautifully.
Thank you Kelly! They’re quite sour :)