Friday, March 6, 2009


This doesn't look like a pleasant spring day.

A glowering dark sky and brisk breezes have the flags at the Town Hall whipping briskly in the sky. And one shivvers. After all this is early March and still, according to the calendar, winter.

But wait. What's this we find just a few blocks away?

Well, it's either a flowering plum or apple tree. I never can keep them apart in my mind. And that is a sign of spring.

(Several days later: SWMBO came in and said she had thought of what that tree is: an ornamental plum. I looked it up on the Web(s) and sure enough, she's right!)

Well, it can't come any too soon for me.

And, as always, the photos are more spectacular if you click on them.


  1. My stupid apricots burst into bloom about days ago. The only tree of the lot that hasn't bloomed yet is the one whose fruit taste like cardboard. Mighty purty, though.

  2. Everything seems to be in a hurry this year.

  3. I never tire of seeing blossom. I can almost smell these & wish I could.

  4. Ahhhhhhhhhhh......

    Still looks muddy and icky here. I want green so bad!

  5. Can't be too far away. But be careful: tomorrow is Friday the 13th again!