Monday, December 3, 2012


Our yard is filled with native plants -- I have had to almost lay myself down in front of a non-native plant to save it from withdrawal.  Each year, more and more of the introduced plants get reintroduced some place else. 

One of the last remaining non-native trees is the Asian Crabapple.  It sits directly in front of our house.  To remove it would mean leaving an empty hole - visually.  And so this 'foreigner' lives another year to show us lovely blooms in the springtime and these wonderful 'berries' in the fall. 

How nice to have a couple of branches in the house - the berries are such a perfect holiday compliment, almost as if they were created for just this purpose.

"A leaf fluttered in through the window this morning, as if supported by the rays of the sun, a bird settled on the fire escape, joy in the task of coffee, joy accompanied me as I walked." - Anais Nin


  1. oooooooh, I would love to do some natural dyeing with those little beauties!

    Very pretty, Penny.

  2. I love it! So simple and so perfect. I think my birds would love that tree!
    xx, Carol

  3. So beautiful - even for a non-native!

  4. That's where my crab apple tree is too...right in front of the house. The evening grossbeak gorge on the fruit every fall but this year no fruit for some reason. Think we must of had a late frost.



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