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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Originally I was going to post a picture of KC the dog for this week’s post, but nature intervened with lilac bushes in bloom all throughout the city.
They fade quickly due to the desert sun, so I took a picture before it’s too late. A week from now the petals will be withered and blowing away in the wind.
This particular lilac bush has blossoms that remind people of Easter eggs that are colored a pastel purple.
You can smell the blossoms from many yards away. A rich aromatic scent that tickles the nose. A scent that makes me think of when I lived in Virginia (a place I now find surreal in its greenness whenever I travel back there–the sight of tall leafy trees and thick green grass growing without the need for irrigation is an amazing thing to me after so many years of living in the Southwest). Outside this city I live in is mostly hardy desert survivors like junipers and chamisa and tumbleweeds and cacti (such as the prickly pear cactus).
So I had to do lilacs this week. But I’ll post a picture of KC next week.
Enjoy Spring (or Fall, if you’re below the equator), Lynn
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