It is apple blossom time in our area. Or I guess it was the past week as they are quickly disappearing now. My friend, Linda, and I went to the apple orchard down the road twice in the past week. We went one cloudy afternoon last Thursday and took a ton of photos then finally, on Monday, May 30, the sun came out at suppertime and Linda called me to see if I'd be interested in going to the orchard again. Sure thing! It was a beautiful evening and the scent of the blossoms was lovely as the trees buzzed with hundreds of bees from the hives. I must say I was a bit nervous of all the bees but they were only interested in getting that lovely nectar from the blooms. This is a longer post filled with photos so grab a beverage, take your time and enjoy.
These trees were in their fullest bloom compared to when we went last Thursday afternoon. They were a frothy white loveliness.
Those are raspberry canes behind the rectangular frames.
What a gorgeous view!
Make a wish.
After over an hour of breathing in the beauty of these blossoms we decided to go down to the causeway at the river and take photos of the setting sun. Although it was a good 45 minutes to wait for the final sunset we enjoyed walking along the causeway and looking at the beautiful scenery as the sun slowly sunk in the west.
The causeway (above on the right) which crosses the Mactaquac Arm of the Mactaquac Head Pond leads to the Mactaquac Marina and Mactaquac Provincial Park along Route 105 which you can take all the way up the St. John River - a very scenic drive on a country road.
The Mactaquac Marina is all 'stocked up' with boats for a new season on the river. The yellow boat has "Don't Panic" written upside down on its side. :)
The start of the sunset. The water was so calm and peaceful.
There were Canada geese in those fields honking away.
This lone Canada goose swam across the water to join its friends in the fields on the other side honking all the way. We couldn't figure out why it didn't just fly over. :)
I love this view and the soft pastel sky reflecting in the smooth water only adds to the beauty.
One more orange glow. Oh my. It was so beautiful. I wish you all could have been there to see it.
Well, our first few days of June have gone by already. I don't want summer to fly by as I want to enjoy every moment of it. I hope you've had a good week and that the weekend is full of early summer fun. It looks like we're in for a long stretch of cloudy rainy days but I hope the forecast is wrong. The month of June did that last year too but the weather in July and August made up for it.
Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. I am going to try to get around and visit you today or tomorrow.
Take care. Have a great weekend!