After weeks of cold damp weather, bloom is finally starting. The photo shows a strong bloom just opened up on the Zestars – the earliest to bloom and the earliest to ripen – usually Labor Day weekend.
MacIntosh, Gala, Honeycrisp etc. are still at pink but will open soon with the warm days. Overall the number of flowers gives us the potential for a good crop – but after the heavy crop last year, Honeycrisp will be very light. The bumble bees are out looking for open blossoms.
Yesterday I got the wires off – we had to check in at 5:30 AM at Albany Med, so we went over Sunday afternoon and stayed at the hotel across the street from the hospital.
Short procedure and we were out by 10:00. Picture shows breakfast at MacDonald’s afterwards. The next challenge is getting my jaws to open more and get my double vision reduced (eliminated?) so I can drive, but we are moving forward.
I appreciate the many sympathetic comments – more than I am able to respond to. Christmas is coming and I plan to eat turkey. Wishing everyone a great holiday.