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Spring Arrives

On my way to work today, I saw:
1) A dogwood tree - no, two dogwoods! - with the tops, the very tip tops, of their pink-white buds showing. I Didn't grow up with dogwoods, but they are so sturdily lush, so brazenly gorgeous, that I fell in love with them the first time I saw them in bloom. They have no aroma, and that is their only shortcoming; I assume it's to keep them from being too beautiful for this world.
2) Drifts of those cobalt blue flowers that suddenly appear on lawns around here, for a beautiful week or so every spring. They've appeared, and, as they always do, they take my breath away.
3) A woman walking on a Park Ridge street who looked like a long-dead friend. It didn't make me feel sad, it just made me a little wistful. Spring can soften sadness that way.

All of this reminded me that I saw robin redbreasts bouncing across lawns a full two weeks ago, and I didn't give them their due at that time. My apologies, robins. Your return should always be accompanied by fanfare. Cheery, spring fanfare.


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Apr. 16th, 2008 04:17 pm (UTC)
The blue is scilla. There's a link to a picture in our LJ.

Apr. 16th, 2008 04:41 pm (UTC)
Ooo! Thank you!
Apr. 17th, 2008 02:37 am (UTC)
The dogwoods here are beauteous, too! Of course, they're our state flower (I have one on my license plate as well as the state bird, the cardinal) so we do see them around a lot.
Apr. 17th, 2008 01:47 pm (UTC)
Our tulips are coming up in the dessicated ribbon of earth between the driveway and house. They usually flower early then die off midsummer to be replaced by grass, weeds and volunteer tree seedlings.
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