Spring is officially here... or it will be soon, what with the official arrival date bein' March 20 at 2321 hrs GMT. That's close enough for gub'mint work, I suppose, and we consider ournearlyfineself to be a gub'mint employee of sorts, seein' as how we subsist largely (tho not completely) on a military pension and the largess of you taxpayers who contribute to my monthly Social Security stipend. And we are grateful to you. Yes we ARE.
But we digress, as is our wont. The ornamental cherry tree directly outside El Casa Móvil De Pennington burst into bloom yesterday and is festooned with these things as we speak:
Full disclosure: that's an old pic from an old post, but it IS an accurate representation of what is on the cherry tree at the moment. The fact is we are not fully caffeinated as yet and can't be troubled to go outdoors and snap a new picture in the service of truth and journalistic accuracy. Such is the nature of journalism in this day and age... even citizen-journalists take the odd liberty with facts and circumstances now. What IS this world comin' to?
I did notice a rather strange thing when searching the archives for this pic: the cherry tree bloomed on the third of March back in 2009 and didn't bloom at all in 2008. Mother Nature is sure one fickle bitch.
Wow - what a beautiful picture.ReplyDelete
The only thing that has sprung around these parts are my nipples.
No charge for the visual, btw.
Thanks, Mayor. You have excellent taste, with the possible exception of conjuring up mental images.ReplyDelete
Plant things are blooming here, too. If the wind would die down it be right nice.ReplyDelete
The fact is we are not fully caffeinated as yet and can't be troubled to go outdoors and snap a new picture in the service of truth and journalistic accuracy. That's probably a good thing, you're prob'ly not dressed yet either.ReplyDelete
I've never seen cherry blossoms bloom. How lucky you are to have one just outside your door. Enjoy.ReplyDelete
Isn't Japan famous for cherry blossoms? And have you seen them in our DC and Virginia? Someday I'm hoping to.
Deb: You're very perceptive, M'Dear. I was NOT dressed at the time.ReplyDelete
Red: Yes on all counts. The cherry blossoms in DeeSee are quite the sight; I saw them as a child. Likewise, in Tokyo. Their only downside is they don't last very long.
That's a really, really good pic!ReplyDelete
The Son has been commenting about the wind in your neck of the woods, Lou!
No sign of spring here in Santa Fe. This morning the wind is howling and it's spitting snow, I do see clear skies and sun to the west, though.ReplyDelete