The way the weather’s going, I’m never going to get decent pictures of the local fruit trees in Bothell. Between the wind and the rain, they’ll be all decrepit before it stops pouring long enough to shoot them. But Seward Park had some nice ones in bloom, and the weather wasn’t hideous, so we’ve got at least a little something.
I don’t know if these are all the same type of tree or different. So I’m just going to throw everything I’ve got at you and see what we’ve got.
First up: a tree near the art center.
I’m actually fairly impressed by its size, considering it’s growing on what amounts to a small cliff.
Closeup of the blooms:
The wind kept making the branches bob. I swear you could hear it laughing maniacally whilst I tried to focus.
I vaguely remember you all saying something about bark being important for identification purposes, so I got you some:
Right, so there’s that one. Then, further along the main trail, I came across this one and was all, “You beauty!” If you can picture me doing that like the Tenth Doctor, then you’ve got it down.
And gotcher bark:
And I can’t resist putting up just one more of the whole tree, just cuz:
And now, for our third and last mystery fruit tree, I present you one of the most adorable trees I’ve ever seen.
I forgot the bark this time, but you can kinda see it through the flowers here:
And one more, because you can never have enough blossoms:
In my botanically-challenged opinion, Tree 2 is not the same species as Trees 1 and 3. But I have no bloody idea. What say you all?