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