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My Peach Tree Blossoms

9" X 12"

Arches 140#CP

 

I really LOVE this time of year! Each day another blossom breaks bud and a profusion of color literally POPS into being!

 

My peach tree has done that this week --- turned naked gray/brown stems and branches to bright pale pink, cotton-candy mounds of color! The bees are having a hayday... and the colors heighten my own spirits and brighten the still in-bud surroundings.

 

I did take a pair of pruning sheers to this tree over the weekend. The promised pruning made and forgotten years ago really haunted me, and so, after our class at the Arboretum last week, I gave the tree the shaping it has needed for too many seasons. It looks sooo much better. And though it means less fruit this year, it should mean a healthier plant for the future.

 

Here and there my dogwoods are also popping into blossom, and already my red verbena is showing new life.

 

I have to be diligent and keep my eyes and camera open these days or I'll miss another 'eye-popping' profusion!

 

Don't you just love the spring?!!!

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Taken on March 23, 2012