By the last week of May several of the trees were in full bloom.
As I checked back through the blog I realized that last year the apple trees weren't fully blooming until mid-June (see the post I Spy). We are at least two weeks ahead of schedule this year.
Because of the variety of trees here not every tree blooms at the same time.
This yellow transparent apple tree is an early bloomer and it produces apples very early in the season as well.
Other trees follow in succession.
The pink buds slowly unfurling to reveal soft white blooms.
Normally we would get a couple weeks of blooms as each tree opens up.
But this year they faded quickly. A cold wind blew in and the temperatures have gone unseasonably low. We went from branches laden with flowers.
To the ground littered with petals
It's only the beginning of June and already the blooms are gone for the season. I'm hoping the pollinators had enough time to do their work. Only time will tell as the fruit begins to form in the coming months.