Monday, April 26, 2010

More blossoming trees - what do we need to bloom?

I have had a very reflective weekend (in addition to getting some quality-length naps).  On Thursday, on the way to work, I found a new crop of flowering trees - crab apples, I guess, with a rich, deep color and very sweet smell.  They must have just popped out in bloom.

Lilacs are starting up too - it's been slow and easy in the past couple of cooler, rainy days.

None of this has happened before in April here in the north-lands, in my recollection.  But even though it raises fears of global warming, this mild month of early, slow, exquisite spring has been a blessing.  Previous springs have seemed to flash by in a week's time.

Now - what will it take for us to bloom?  For me to bloom?


Laoch of Chicago said...

Blooming requires a little sun, a little fertilizer, a little water and a large dose of poetry.

ellen abbott said...

Those crab apples are just beautiful.

Mary Ellen said...

Good idea, Laoch, that poetry regimen.

Leone said...

What beautiful colours and you've taken some excellent photos.

Madame DeFarge said...

Lovely blooms. I think I may take some time longer though!