Saturday, April 12, 2008
Spring is beautiful here in North Carolina. We have a large cherry tree in the back yard and it is just gorgeous in the spring when it is covered in white blossoms. As the blossoms begin to fade, they turn a pale pink before finally dropping to the ground. The rest of the year, the tree is not particularly noteworthy because the tent caterpillars get into it. But for spring, it is one of the showiest trees in the yard.
The cherry tree is nearing the end of its bloom period. Its blossoms have turned a pale pink and the petals are starting to drop. When the breezes pick up, the petals fall like showflakes. They are so light that they flutter to the ground like snow. It is so cool to be out in the yard and watch thousands of pale pink snowflakes falling all around me.