Spring came early to the Southwest this year, and I’m taking a quick break from writing to share it with you.
The lilac bush is on the verge of bursting forth with blossoms. It smells wonderful when you stand underneath it.
The cherry trees are in full bloom. They’re beautiful.
Here’s two pictures of what you would see if you stood under the cherry trees and looked up through the branches.
Spring has returned, and I am glad to see it.
P.S. My activity on blogging and social media has gone down to almost nothing because I am hard at work on finishing the edits to the sequel to Cubicles, Blood, and Magic. The finish line is in sight, though it’s beginning to look like the novel will still come in at 1/3 longer than the first book.
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The cherry blossoms are in bloom here in New Mexico and other parts of the Southwestern United States. Here’s a picture of blossoms outside my home office.
Rajah, our cat, is all excited about the cherry trees blooming, because it means the robins are back for 2014. He loves to stare out the office windows to watch them hop around in the cherry trees. He gets great exercise from all the leaping up and down to the office windowsills each day.
Cherry trees are a definite bird magnet (for obvious reasons). The robins and wood doves make sure each year that we don’t have cherries that go rotten on the ground or in the trees. They strip the trees clean, but we are usually able to pick enough cherries for ourselves beforehand that we don’t mind that the birds are eating up the rest.
The blossoms have a sweet (but not overpowering) smell that is wonderful. Their petals are very soft and delicate, and soon will fall like confetti when the spring winds blow.
May you all find something wonderful in nature to look at this week.
Until next time, L
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