The weather has been warming up here, and finally, FINALLY the blossoms have arrived! I say finally because I have been spoiled the last several years living in Northern California and having the blossoms (and spring) always arrive earlier than I imagine. Now, in Colorado, I had to wait until the third week of March! But they are here, and of course my love of blossoms drove me outside with my camera.
This tree lives at the entrance to the parking lot of the complex where I live. I pass it every day on my way in and out on walks. I’ve been watching it for weeks as it prepared to flower, putting out little buds that looked like mini bouquets. And now it’s in full bloom and so ethereal. There are not as many flowering trees here as in my former home (which is an area known for all of its fruit and nut growing), but this makes the blooming trees even more astounding to come upon.
So, spring has arrived, and I’ve been spending many hours out walking in the sunshine, and I’ve been preparing for a little vegetable garden that I’ll be growing in big containers in my back courtyard. And we’re headed out tomorrow for a long weekend road trip down to New Mexico. I can’t imagine a better time of year for a road trip!
I hope you’re finding some sweet time in the sun wherever you are!