Posted by: atowhee | March 24, 2017

THE FLOWERS OF SPRING

“Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide.

“Now, of my threescore years and ten,
Twenty will not come again,
And take from seventy springs a score,
It only leaves me fifty more.

“And since to look at things in bloom
Fifty springs are little room,
About the woodlands I will go
To see the cherry hung with snow.”

Cherry trees are not blooming here in Oregon yet, and certainly not in Mineesota where “Writer’s Almanac”  is produced.  Maybe in Georgia or Texas?

Here in western Oregon the blooming trees now are plum, Indian plum and star magnolia.  Here’s one Indian plum:IMG_1546IMG_1547yel-violFirst of the prolific mint family to burst forth this spring, henbit:hnbtIMG_1588Domestic plum:IMG_1591

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  1. I JUST covered the weeping cherry with netting. Those darn deer will not get it this year!


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