Trees and shrubs are blossoming in yards, orchards and even in the marsh. It’s blossoming time in Nova Scotia. The air seems enchanted as delicate white and pink petals are blown in the wind. The time to enjoy them is now.
Chokecherry blossoms are blooming in the woods and near the marsh.
Break open a cherry tree and there are no flowers, but the spring breeze brings forth myriad blossoms.
~ Ikkyu Sojun
The flowers of Elder trees are nearing the end of their blooming time. By Midsummer’s Eve, their green fruit will already be visible.
Serviceberry, also known as shadbush, are among the first of the trees to blossom. Their delicate flowers have already been blown off many of the trees near the marsh.
There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud
was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
~ Anais Nin
Pin cherry blossoms are not as showy as most of the other blooms. Their tiny fruit will be appreciated by the birds later this summer.
The crabapple tree is blossoming next to the house. I always wonder where the pinks of the buds go once the white flowers open. This tree seems to bloom for such a short time. The strong winds we’ve experienced over the past day have blown so many of the petals off the trees. Blossoming time will soon be over.
Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson