April 2nd, 2019

farmer

DC in ABQ

I've seen stories that the annual Cherry Blossom Festival is in high gear in Washington. I'm happy to announce that my cherry tree has put out a few flowers this year. Yay! Kitty can also relish in a time-honored tradition of her ancestral homeland where cherry blossom festivals are a huge thing. I remember a short documentary a few years ago about how the blossoms represented hope and rebirth as well as representing the fragility of the beauty of life which was a major boost the Japan's psyche after the earthquake and tsunami. I'm just happy to have a few flowers after we were shut out last year. In other tree news I have my claws crossed that a cool spell a few days ago didn't have any effect. One weather report said lows would be around 33, but when I checked my thermometer that morning it read 30. It was a very frosty morning, so maybe the extra humidity helped. I still have lots of little fuzzy green balls on the apricot tree. Hopefully they don't drop. Nothing yet on the plum, peach and nectarine, but the flowers are still blooming.