This year I picked one branch and took a photo of it each day to see how the tree changed each day.
On Mother’s Day we woke up to the tree in the back blooming profusely in a deep, beautiful pink. This same tree 4 or 5 years ago seemed dead and there was talk that it would be coming down. I’m so glad it stayed!
Last year when this tree blossomed in our back yard, the blossoms lasted less than a week and the leaves withered up soon after.
This year we didn’t expect anything. One day the leaves started poking out. The next week buds had formed and soon after we had blossoms all over.
The storms and wind brought down the blossoms quickly this year, but the leaves are still there!
Happy Fourth of July! I pray you have a blessed and safe celebrations.
House sitting for a friend this summer gives me a new garden to photograph! These were taken one day after a big storm.
Ada turned one this winter and she has gotten to be such a fun girl.
In this meadow starred with spring
Shepherds kneel before their king.
Mary throned, with dreaming eyes,
Gowned in blue like rain-washed skies,
Lifts her tiny son that he
May behold their courtesy.
And green-smocked children, awed and good,
Bring him blossoms from the wood.
Clear the sunlit steeples chime
Loud the happy children quire
To the golden-windowed morn;
While the lord of their desire
Sleeps below the crimson thorn.