My 33.1 mile drive to work is mostly Interstate and mostly boring. Sorry Meriden, Cromwell, Rocky Hill and Wethersfield. I-91 isn’t your most picturesque corner! Luckily there’s still the first 8 or 9 miles of the trip!
My route takes me up River Road, behind Sleeping Giant and then through Wallingford to the Wilbur Cross Parkway.
I slow down nearly every afternoon as I take the left from Mansion Road to Blue Hills Road and cut through the center of Blue Hills Orchard.
It’s sad all winter. The apple trees are bare. They stand silently in neat rows. It’s as if they’re in line at the DMV.
Last week the apple blossoms appeared. It happened quickly. It seems like it happened overnight.
All of a sudden the trees have purpose. I love spring.
It will be a while before these blossoms produce edible fruit. Apples aren’t ready for picking for a while.
I look forward to watching them grow.
3 thoughts on “It’s Blossom Time In Connecticut”
Nice picture of the trees!
A slice of heaven on earth up there. We used to pick blueberries and raspberries at Blue Hills many years ago when they had “pick your own.” The ride through Tuttle and the backside of Sleeping Giant is pretty awesome, too!
I have a huge Crab Apple tree in my front yard. It also seemed to bloom overnight this past weekend. It looks so pretty.