Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Early Spring

Monday Evening

Right now our apple tree is a maiden.
 An Apple Tree in Full Bloom has to be one of the most beautiful things in the world.
 I cannot look at those blossoms and not thank The Creator. 

In 2007 we had a spring that came early. 
Winter was jealous. She turned around and came back. 
In one swath of rage she swiped all that spring had done away.
It was like Cinderella's step sisters ripping up her dress. 
Remember there were no peaches that summer in all of southeastern Ohio.
 The Orchards had signs up; closed.

The spring of 2012 rushed in faster than 2007, I do believe?!
 Everything is open, blooming, the yard is a pardise of flowers. 
Tonight a frost threatens. I go out to gaze again on apple blossoms. 
I cry. I beseech.

Tuesday Morning

Springs delicate beauty survived Winter's brush of cold! 
According to the handy guidelines Farmer Bill supplied, 27 could have killed most 
and it only got to 29! No black blossoms this morning on the apple tree ! Yeepieeeeee!

I did sadly come upon the Rhododendron who seems to have been overtaken. 
There were some black leaves on the blackberry brambles and I noticed on my way into town that the pink magnolia blossoms are browned. 

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