Our crab apple tree is just finishing up with it's annual bloom extravaganza...not quite as bold as color statement as some years...(a couple years ago, the intensity of the pink of the blooms made everything around it seem pink as well). Amazing. This year's show was still gorgeous, and worthy of photographing. Mr. Crab Apple did not seem to be adversely affected by last year's drought...he grew in spite of the lack of water....the hoses all over the yard must have helped. I did loose some hostas and other usually faithful perennials, even with diligent watering.