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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Drop Your Pen – Pick up a Petal

As Morpheus once stated, “When bright flowers bloom, Parchment crumbles, my words fade The pen has dropped ...” A bit of a spring hiatus is always useful so I dropped my pen for a few days to soak in the beauty of spring. I hope you do the same. And if you haven’t noticed, the Cherry trees are coming into bloom with the recent warm weather. As a matter of fact, the Cherry Blossom festival in DC kept getting moved because the peak bloom came earlier this year.

Keep your eyes open for many of the flowering cherry trees. A particular favorite that creates quite a show of soft pink to white flowers is the Yoshino Flowering Cherry tree - Prunus x yedoensis. It is hardy to Zone 5 temperatures making it a perfect specimen for certain areas of New England. Extreme spring weather conditions i.e., real warm to cold, which can happen often in this area can shorten an already brief bloom time.

A word from the wise gardener – if you drive by a spectacular blooming tree, pull over and take a stroll. The next time you pass by, it may not be in bloom so don’t miss the moment. This is the beginning of the flowering tree season so pay attention to your outside world. Take a walk at lunch or drive to a nearby park. Drop what you are doing inside and wander into spring’s amazing beauty. The inspirational quote of the day is by Elwyn Brooks White. “I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” Today's weather forecast is sunny and 85 degrees. You can watch the blossoms open right in front of you on a day like today. Enjoy your Wednesday.

Image of Yoshino Cherry Tree from Internet
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