Sometimes I am awoken by big machines thrashing the air with giant blades. They sound like helicopters. In reality they are large fans that blow air over the blossoms on the apple trees in the orchards around my home when it is frosty. They start about 1 am.
My own apple tree is not blooming yet, but my three plums are almost done.
This is the plum tree that blooms last. It also ripens last, as late as mid-March. It is starting to fade, having just past its peak flowering.
The apricot tree that flowers in mid-January is starting to put out blossoms. I saw the first ones open on Friday, two days ago. It looks as though it will bear a lot of fruit this year. they usually have one good year and then have a little holiday.
Here is a general view showing the blossoms are still a little sparse. Hope you northern hemisfere types enjoy the last of your summer. By November you will be looking at gloomy dark days. Cheers Chris the Bloom-maker.