After a long winter (and equally long second and third winters), we’ve finally reached that blessed time of the year when all the cherry blossoms are popping out around the Old Mission Peninsula.
So far, things look good as far as frost goes, and the bees love the warmer weather. They’re buzzing around out there pollenizing things to their hearts’ content.
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Right now, both the sweet cherries and tart cherries are blossoming, and all the farmers are busy spraying the orchards to protect the fruit from a variety of ailments. Read more about the pesticides and herbicides that OMP farmers spray here, and why you should stay out of the orchards. It’s perfectly fine to take photos from the roadside, though.
This week and through the weekend will offer good photo opps for cherry blossoms, and next week we’ll probably start to see some apple blossoms with their beautiful pink hues.
Blessing of the Blossoms is happening on Saturday, and I think Father Rexroat from St. Joseph Catholic Church will have lots of blossoms to bless that day.
Here are a few photos around the OMP this week…