One of my favorite things

My Prairie Fire Crabapple tree.crabapple02Larry gave it to me for my birthday 5 years agocrabapple01It is so pretty that it takes my breath awaycrabapple03Larry isn’t crazy about it. He is a farm boy and a crabapple tree isn’t a useful plant in his opinion. He also has to mow around it and that is never good.crabapple04But he likes to make me happy so he got it for me.crabapple05Now every spring when it blooms, I not only get to enjoy the flowers, but I get reminded a little bit about what love is.

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19 Responses to One of my favorite things

  1. Ellyn says:

    As someone who witnessed it blooming in person this year, it it unbelievable. I have enjoyed it’s blooming very much this year.

  2. noble pig says:

    What a beautiful tree and reminder of a special gift.

  3. HeyJules says:

    I just lost my crabapple tree in a winter ice storm. :-(

    And I agree…if they have to mow around it but they got it for you anyway – that’s love, baby.

  4. Lori says:

    Oh, I just love the color!
    And I’d say a gift that blooms and blooms and makes your wife happy is just about as useful as they come!

  5. Good Yarns says:

    yup, love in action.
    It’s a good thing.

  6. Bear Naked says:

    That is beautiful.

    I miss my crabapple trees :(

    We had three planted beside the house we used to live in twenty years ago. Don’t know why we never planted any here at this house but seeing yours makes me want to get at least one now.

  7. Jennifer H says:

    The color is gorgeous. What a beautiful tree, and a beautiful gesture.

  8. Tara says:

    beautiful tree and beautiful story :)

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  10. Flea says:

    Oh those blooms are gorgeous!

    When in college I saw my first crabapple but didn’t know what it was. When I saw mockingbirds eating the fruit I tried one and liked it. But my Hunny won’t plant one for me. Maybe he doesn’t really love me. *sniff*

  11. Ruth Hull Chatlien says:

    It’s so beautiful.

  12. Dawn says:

    That is beautiful. I had one of those in my yard growing up…I remember I liked the sour fruit.

  13. Country Girl says:

    A tree that reminds you of love and looks that beautiful is surely a joy to see. Lucky you!

    PS — I like your new heading.

  14. Chris says:

    Pretty, cheerful and a blessed gift. What a lovely symbol!

  15. TSannie says:

    That’s a beautiful tree. I love the deep pink color – and the last sentence of your post. Lucky lady!

  16. Dr.John says:

    We had a crab apple tree in the yard when I was little. I loved the spring blossoms and threw the little apples at my sister. My grandmother made jelly out of them.

  17. addhumorandfaith says:

    I love the tree — and the sentiment.

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