You know it's Springtime in the Rockies as you drive through the neighborhoods and take in the magnificent colors from all of the blooming crab apple trees.
Their blossums are so bright and colorful they brighten up any neighborhood.
The colors range from pearly white, to soft pink, to dark pink to almost red.
In Colorado, the carb apple trees start blooming in late April and last about three weeks, or until an unexpected snow sneeks in to ruin the beautiful palette of color.
These trees can grow as tall as forty feet at maturity.
In late summer and fall, they produce a small apple usually under 2 inches in diameter. This makes for a feast for birds and squirrels.
Here are some pictures of the beautiful trees in my neighborhood and in my front yard.