Millions of Blossoms

Apple blossoms and dandelions. Photo by Derek Doeffinger
03/14/2019
Story and photo by Derek Doeffinger

Perhaps the most exhilarating and underestimated vista in the greater Finger Lakes is the explosion of millions of apple blossoms in Wayne county. For almost two weeks in mid-to-late May, over 20,000 acres of apple trees unleash an impressionistic and pointillistic canopy of petals dancing from horizon to horizon; and in some areas the clouds of petals stretch gloriously to the sun-spangled waters of Lake Ontario.


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