Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Pear Tree is Blooming!

The plum blossoms are gone now and the plum trees are leafing out. But the second wave of bloom is making a dramatic display: our pear tree (see above), an old apple tree down the block, in neighbors yards tulips like huge Easter eggs on sticks, the cruel lilacs, mingling memory and desire, and the dramatic wisteria draped across entryways and fences. Some people, such as Michele Anna Jordan, regard wisteria as a favorite harbinger of spring, but I'm sticking with January's fields of golden mustard and February's plum blossoms. To me, spring is well along into chapter two.

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