Rosy Cheeks

Apple Blossom

Haiku 186

In these trying times

Take a moment to enjoy

Nature’s little things


Little Green Apples 1 – Rosy Cheeks

Though the apple blossom has gone now, there are still apples on my ancient tree.

Mostly they are green, but I notice a few rosy-cheeked ones among them that have caught the sun.

Little Green Apples 2 – Eaten!

These apples are quite sour, but as can be seen by the half eaten apple above, obviously someone out there is enjoying the feast!


I have seen squirrels in my apple tree, and many birds, but I think it is the Mouse Bird particularly that likes sour green apples.



20 thoughts on “Rosy Cheeks

    1. scifihammy Post author

      haha Exactly what I think with my squirrels and birds. πŸ˜€
      LM used to eat these sour green apples – jumped up into the tree to pull them down! πŸ˜€


  1. oldmainer

    Like the poem. Words for the wise. I was curious what kind of apples they are. They sound like our Granny Smith, but I don’t think they get any red on them. Could be mistaken. They are tart however, and great for baking.

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      I do not know what kind of apples these are – the tree was here when we moved in decades ago.
      They are small though, so perhaps not quite a Granny Smith, even if they are sour. πŸ™‚


  2. pensitivity101

    Really miss our bramley apple tree from the cottage. Glorious fruit in abundance. nothing like going outside and picking the fruit for apple sauce for the dinner or a crumble.

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      We also used to have a sour apple tree in our garden when I was a kid; great for baking as you say. These apples however are tiny, so I just leave them to the birds and squirrels. πŸ™‚


  3. Murphy's Law

    What a treat to see the apple blossom and your apples with rosy cheeks. I’ve never heard of a Mouse Bird. I’m going to look that up to see what they look like. Nice Haiku!
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Thank you very much πŸ˜€
      I have posted photos of our Mouse Birds in the past – and have a new one that I’ll post soon. They have a lovely long tail and a sort of crest on the top of their head. πŸ˜€


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