|Cherry Tree Summer Sun|
Spring has been very changeable so far with warm sunny days, strong gusty winds, sudden rains and even a bit of hail, just to mix it up a bit. Cherry blossom probably doesn't appreciate this kind of weather, but the tiny green fruitlets are giving me hope that the summer will bring me more cherries than I can safely eat.
Soon enough, it will be time to put up the "pop-up" fruit cage to protect the potted trees and to carry out the strange mummification of the Sunburst cherry tree that stands at the bottom entrance to the garden. It never works, but I try it every year. Below is last year's crazy effort to keep some of the harvest away from the blackbirds. Yes, that is a clothes peg. And not one, but two kinds of netting. At least the blackbirds didn't see fit to get themselves trapped inside.