Our John Downie crab apple tree on the driveway is in full bloom and it is a sight to behold. The wonderful sunny weather over the last few days has opened most of its pink flower buds. Seen against the blue skies it is definitely having its moment of glory.
The tree is also covered in bees. Standing underneath its branches, which I’ve found myself doing repeatedly, is like being inside a hive (or so I’d imagine). The buzzing sound is incredible. There are small movements everywhere: bees, hoverflies and bumblebees flying constantly from blossom to blossom. It’s hard to know where to focus, but wherever you look there is sure to be an insect in the field of view within seconds. It’s addictive.
I tried to upload a video to show you what it is like, however I don’t have the right wordpress ‘plan’ apparently, so here are some static shots instead. You don’t get the noise, but hopefully you will get the general impression.
Tomorrow temperatures are set to drop by at least ten degrees and the sun will disappear for a while.
Meanwhile, I hope that you’ve been able to enjoy some sunshine and buzzing too!