|A MIXED MORNING|
|FRIST APPLE TREE TO BLOOM|
|PEAR TREE IN BLOOM|
The apple trees in the orchard country are just beginning to bloom but should be in full bloom in a few days. Pears are also blooming. It all seems very late, but I think only because we humans have such short memories. I will report, second hand, that Jim Hauser Senior, who is the oldest among the current orchardists and whose family business goes back way over a century, says that the end of May was always the anticipated date for apples to blossom. The cool, damp spring with no late frost has been good for the fruit crops and the bulbs and perennial gardens, if not for the tourist industry.
As regards all the Obama administration officials who have or will be taking the Fifth Amendment while testifying before Congress, I can only warn them that "taking the fifth" usually causes one a very large headache.