I have used 'Wild Flowers' as inspiration for creating handspun yarns, Daffodil, Beaded Flower Meadow and a Beaded Cherry Blossom yarns. I will write a separate blog post about them. I would like to spin a 'Bluebell yarn' one day but I have too many projects to get on with for now.
I have never seen so much blossom on one little tree. My Neighbour has two apples trees and they have hardly any blossom. Apple trees are a bit like that, you have to make the most of the good years.
Most of the buds are now open and the petals will soon fall like confetti. I am glad I remembered to photograph the blossom before it is gone. I will be sorry to see it go but after a patient wait for a few months the apples will be delicious. I am rather getting my hopes up there will be loads of them. I have plans for those apples. To the left of the apple tree is a plum tree. I was really disappointed as it has only had two flowers this year. You can't win em all. I am going to have a very long wait for some plum jam.
I really should give you a quick update on my other 'Bluebell and Blossom'. I am pleased to report they have settled into the coop happily. They are no longer terrified and they are more than happy to oblige me in some 'chicken chat'. They seem to be growing well and I am not surprised as they are packing away enough food. I can pick both of them up and they do not mind at all. I have not let them 'free range' yet because I think they are still too young and flighty (yes contrary to popular belief chickens can be flighty). I don't want to lose anymore chickens. I think we are still a long way off any eggs as they are so young. They were sold as at 'point of lay' but I think I was a bit naive. These girls can't even cluck in a grown up fashion let alone lay an egg. They do make the garden feel like a happier place though.