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We love blossoms here at Good Fruit Grower, and this month we are fortunate to feature two wonderful photographs of unfurling blooms on our March covers.

Plum blossoms in Selah, Washington by Ernie Duncan

Plum blossoms in Selah, Washington by Ernie Duncan

Our March 1st issue features Ernie Duncan’s shot of plum blossoms glistening with droplets from a fresh sprinkling against the gorgeous blue sky of Selah, Washington. Ernie, who lives in Selah, tells me he snapped this photo of budding branches in his own yard.

I’m envious, of course. Years ago, before I moved to Yakima, I lived in a home with a plum tree out back, and I really miss those wonderful summer days of munching away on freshly plucked plums.

Of course around here, come harvest time, there’ll be plenty of plums at the market. That’s one of the great benefits of living in this fruitful valley.

Green plum blossoms in Mosier, Oregon by David M. Cobb

Green plum blossoms in Mosier, Oregon by David M. Cobb

We’re such big plum fans here that we decided to feature another plum blossom shot for our March 15th issue.

This one is from David Cobb of Mosier, Oregon, and features green plum blossoms, which also happen to be in his hometown. (Yes, I’m still envious.)

Cobb’s photograph, with its emphasis on the styles and stigmas within the petals, goes very well with one of our primary themes for this issue: Pollination.

It’s simply a stunning image. You’ve seen Cobb’s work before on the cover of Good Fruit Grower, most recently in our February 15th issue, which showcased orchards surrounding Mount Hood under a brilliant sunset.

To see more of Cobb’s work, and I highly recommend you do, visit dmcobbphoto.com.