Thanks Scott- that worked. My pics were from a SLR- my phone probably doesn't have the resolution to cause the issue. I opened them in Paint, then saved it as it was. That did reduce the size to about 63% of previous, so it could just the smaller size which did it.
Sounds great, thanks- I don't head out that way often, but next time I do, I'll let you know. Though I've found that the amount of time that can be spent talking gardening isn't really limited by the area of the yard
If your yard is messy, I'd be kicked out of the neighborhood!
Apricots and cherries aren't easy for us either. birds, fungus, late frost, etc will get most of them. You have had great growth. Only 2 of the 16 I planted last year are close to matching your runt- and it gave you 8 fruits, while mine gave me 1 (from all 16). I'm especially impressed by how bushy they are getting. Mine are getting tall (at least the ones from ToA), but much narrower. Though that's probably not a bad thing, given the spacing I've used.