Due to my ongoing work commitments I feel a bit like a shut-in. Fortunately, the weather has been glorious this past week and two of our trees are in full bloom: a purple cherry plum (Prunus cerasifera ‘Krauter Vesuvius) and a Bradford pear (Pyrus calleryana ‘Bradford’).
Standing under them and looking up into their canopy makes me feel cheerful in spite of the nasty cold I’ve been nursing. And as the days go on, their petals begin to cover the driveway, the sidewalk, and the planting beds.
I love these fleeting moments of beauty, precisely because they are so short lived.