April 2, 2012

The Only Good Thing About the Neighbors

This flowering tree is the only - and I MEAN o.n.l.y. -  good thing about our neighbors. Believe me, it is a loooooooong time between compliments: one year.
When the blossoms just are past their peak, white petals cascade and flutter to the ground like an ethereal rain storm dreamed up by a princess-obsessed four year old.  On slightly windy days, when the fluttering is particularly copious, I stand in my back yard, turn my face toward the breeze and let myself be bombarded.

Soon it will be time for outdoor eating to commence and compliments to cease.

8 comments:

  1. Gorgeous. I love spring.

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  2. Amazing! Wait... oh no, something pithy is trying to make it to the front of my brain...could be... clouds with silver linings, or a rose growing in hell, or hidden redeeming virtues,...or... gotta go - have a head ache. love mom

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  3. It is clear that you don't have allergies. My first reaction was, AHH! BLOSSOMS!!!

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  4. Oh yes. Gorgeousness. And I also love when they blow all around and look like snow!

    p.s. BOO for bad neighbors. We have some of those too and they like to break into our cars and steal things. Argh! :/

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  5. I don't have a ton of flowering trees but my pines really do block out all neighbors!

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  6. Haha! Beautiful tree. I have the same kind of neighbor and her tree's a pink flowering dogwood that hangs over a third of my yard.

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  7. It is such a tragedy that flowering trees only do so for a short time.

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  8. I am so glad spring is here! A shame about your not-so-neighborly neighbors though.

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