We continue to be amazed at the tenacity of some of the wild apple trees (green- and red-fruited) and crabapple trees (red-fruited) around here.


The above Jackson-Pollock-like image was taken yesterday of fruit-bearing but leafless crabapple branches hanging over the edge of Great Cove’s shore line. A nearby green apple tree was equally tenacious:


That is, there is nothing between these red and green apples and the prevailing, often powerful sea winds. More significantly, there was nothing between them and the superstorm at the end of October in which gusts coming off the ocean there exceeded 70 miles per hour and torrents of driving rain pounded the coast.

These tough trees could teach NFL running backs some lessons about holding on. (Brooklin, Maine)