Spring Tease

March 24, 2008 at 6:50 pm Leave a comment

We’re starting to sense it, despite how blasted cold it is out there in the morning and throughout much of the day. Spring’s promise is in the air, in the later setting of the sun, and on the ground—crocuses and other bulbs, forsythia, an errant azalea are all in bloom, and the magnolia blossoms are plumping in preparation to burst forth. Within a few short weeks, we’ll see cherry blossoms, and then MacDonald Park will alight with blossoming ornamental pear tree flowers. But don’t wait: things are blossoming now even if they’re not quite as showy as the perennial favorites. Many of the leafy trees are already flowering, including the willow trees on 108 Street and 68th Rd. that people often use as a landmark when giving directions. My favorite are maple tree flowers, though we’re still a good month away from those.

Look closely, and try not to miss it. It’ll be over before you realize it’s happening.

images8.jpg Maple tree flowers: Alice’s Public Gallery

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