The weather sure has a way to make strange things happen. You can tell our trees want it to be be spring just as much as we do. The apples that were still left on trees got a nice dose of the winter weather which led to a strange phenomena occurring, ghost apples. I've never even heard of the term before, but apparently there is a scientific explanation for it as described by Meteorologist Tyler Sebree in Sparta, Michigan:

After freezing rain fell in Michigan this week, any apples that hadn’t been picked yet received a coating of ice. Many fell off the tree. Some had their insides turn to mush because apples having a lower freezing point than water. That allowed the mush and then the skin to fall to the ground, leaving behind these amazing “ghost apples.”
I don't think I've ever seen anything like this before, but I'll still be happier when our apples aren't covered with ice.

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