Apple blossoms in the Johnson Farms apple orchard on
Apple blossoms in the Johnson Farms apple orchard on "The Forty," corner of Peninsula Drive and Kroupa Road | Jane Boursaw Photo
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Lest we give the apple blossoms short shrift here on Old Mission Gazette, below are a few photos of these beautiful blooms. I love the pink hues of these blossoms.

These photos were taken on my family’s farm on the corner of Peninsula Drive and Kroupa Road – which we’ve always called “The Forty” (40 acres) – across from Peninsula Fruit Exchange.

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My grandma (my Dad’s mom) lived here all the time I was growing up, and during apple season, I would get off the bus here because everyone was in the apple orchard. Here’s a picture of my Mom, Mary Johnson, and grandma, Stella Johnson, with my brother Dean’s dog Duke.

Mary Johnson, Stella Johnson and Duke in Johnson Farms Apple Orchard, The 40, on Old Mission Peninsula, 1970s
Mary Johnson, left, with Stella Johnson and Duke in Johnson Farms Apple Orchard, The 40, circa 1970s | Jane Boursaw Photo

And a picture of my Mom and Dad, Walter and Mary Johnson, in the apple orchard, shortly after they were married in 1946. My southern city-girl Mom is probably wondering what on earth she’d gotten herself into.

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Walter and Mary Johnson, September 1946

And here are the apples blossoming in this same orchard last week…

Apple blossoms in the Johnson Farms apple orchard on "The Forty," corner of Peninsula Drive and Kroupa Road | Jane Boursaw Photo
Apple blossoms in the Johnson Farms apple orchard on “The Forty,” corner of Peninsula Drive and Kroupa Road | Jane Boursaw Photo
Apple blossoms in the Johnson Farms apple orchard on "The Forty," corner of Peninsula Drive and Kroupa Road | Jane Boursaw Photo
Apple blossoms in the Johnson Farms apple orchard on “The Forty,” corner of Peninsula Drive and Kroupa Road | Jane Boursaw Photo
Apple blossoms in the Johnson Farms apple orchard on "The Forty," corner of Peninsula Drive and Kroupa Road | Jane Boursaw Photo
Apple blossoms in the Johnson Farms apple orchard on “The Forty,” corner of Peninsula Drive and Kroupa Road | Jane Boursaw Photo
Apple blossoms in the Johnson Farms apple orchard on "The Forty," corner of Peninsula Drive and Kroupa Road | Jane Boursaw Photo
Apple blossoms in the Johnson Farms apple orchard on “The Forty,” corner of Peninsula Drive and Kroupa Road | Jane Boursaw Photo
Apple blossoms in the Johnson Farms apple orchard on "The Forty," corner of Peninsula Drive and Kroupa Road | Jane Boursaw Photo
Apple blossoms in the Johnson Farms apple orchard on “The Forty,” corner of Peninsula Drive and Kroupa Road | Jane Boursaw Photo
Apple blossoms in the Johnson Farms apple orchard on "The Forty," corner of Peninsula Drive and Kroupa Road | Jane Boursaw Photo
Apple blossoms in the Johnson Farms apple orchard on “The Forty,” corner of Peninsula Drive and Kroupa Road | Jane Boursaw Photo
Busy Bees in the Johnson Farms apple orchard on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo
Busy Bees in the Johnson Farms apple orchard on the Old Mission Peninsula | Jane Boursaw Photo

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