Gone, gone, gone


I’m a bit obsessed with this tree.

See here.
And here.
And here.

Something about the thousands of delicate white blossoms makes me happy. And the fact that the tree stands gloriously in our front yard ensures that I can see those blossoms every time I gaze out the living room window and every time I pull into the driveway.

The downside is that the flowering only lasts about five days during the first week of May each year. So the thrill exists for such a short time before the petals flutter down into the grass.

I’d do anything to keep those blooms hanging on a bit longer. I wouldn’t be greedy. Maybe just the entire month of May. Because this year May has been fairly crappy for me moodwise. And maybe if I had those lovely flowers to gaze upon, things would seem a bit brighter.