Friday, February 29, 2008


I have an interesting love/hate relationship with the trees growing in my yard. They can be truly frustrating. My front-yard flowering pear has been suffering from a fungal disease which is rampant amongst all of this species. I've had to be very patient with it. But right now it is blooming and spectacular.

Similarly, in my backyard, just across the fence which divides our property from the neighbor's, there is a plum tree, mostly neglected and overgrown. When we trim it, it reaches toward the light and is putting pressure on the fence which is near collapse. But this morning, its pretty blossoms drew me out there at first light to enjoy its bloom.

So pretty in the cool morning light.