Sunday, August 09, 2009

Bountiful harvest?

Flowering crab apple tree. The blossoms are lovely in spring, but the little apples -- although pretty in this photo -- are so sour they are usually only used in jelly or preserves [Around here, they often end up on sidewalks and lawns, rather than in jelly jars]. I couldn’t find how they got the name of “crab apples,” but their Latin name is malus.

May your Monday be blessed with lovely blossoms, rather than sour fruit.


Katie said...

Beautiful close-up photo! I don't think I'd like these sour apples though; I'm currently on a Fuji-only jag.

Ms M said...

Thanks, Katie :) Fujis are delicious (And don't need to be sugared in a jelly to be palatable)