|In western New York, we have many different types of apple trees. We have larger apples, such as red delicious, northern spy, empire, and others. We also have various types of crab apples. In fact, I found out a few years ago that it is a tradition to plant flowering crab apple trees in Grand Island. These trees are generally called “flowering crab trees.” Some of the crab apples look like smaller versions of regular sized apples, while others are very tiny and bright red.
We also have a fair number of pear trees. Wild grape vines can be seen all over the place. These are invasive and they tend to take over. The fruit is edible but it produces so many seeds, which are spread everywhere because of the birds that eat the wild grapes. Well, I eat wild grapes, too, but I don’t think that I spread the seeds with as much gusto as the birds!
2 thoughts on “Celebrating the earth mother (pachamama)”
Keeping the momentum of a-z alive with the road trip, Sandy at Bridge and Beyond
About to put on my walking shoes, I enjoy nature also, even when I walk in the neighborhood, as it'an old neighborhood with big trees and lots of flowers. Problem with all the pretty trees that flower in spring, no sooner do they burst forth with color and fragrance then we have a windy storm and they're gone. The never last very long.
It's a perfect time of year to honor and celebrate our moms. Lovely pictures!