There are three trees in my back yard. One is a boring pine tree. The second is an apple tree which functions as a good marker of time as it goes through seasonal changes.
It's especially pretty when it flowers. Here is it on May 4.
Shortly after, on May 12, enduring a late spring snowstorm.
And a few days ago, September 6, weighed down with apples.
LOTS of apples, thanks to the frequent rain we had this summer. So far, I've picked up about six bucketfuls off the ground. Many of them had been feasted upon by the bunnies. :) And there are still approximately a gazillion left on the tree.
The third tree is a maple which I am sad to say has died. :( The bark has been peeling off it... creating the Bark Bat.
Doesn't that piece of bark look just like a fruit bat hanging in the tree!? Even zoomed in, it looks like a bat. :D