We actually got some rain this past weekend and decided to take a walk in it, because you know, it might never happen again! We took a long one and along the way, we passed many of these beautiful, white, stinky pear trees.
I love the look of them (until my nose gets a whiff) for two reasons. First, It’s probably the closest thing we will get to seeing snow on branches. If you look from far away, they really look like they’ve gotten a dusting. Secondly, I love the vision of new blooms against a gray sky — a juxtaposition of winter and spring.
I suppose it is more than a little odd that these lovelies are flowering in mid-winter (as they are supposed to do so in early spring), but my intention here is not to discuss global warming’s effects on our trees and everything else. I just wanted to share with you the contrast because it’s one of the things I love to see.
Try to notice these little things in your everyday life — as they are truly the things that make it interesting!