Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Maggie's cherry trees

Another spring tradition we have is to mark our calendar when our neighbor Maggie's cherry trees are in bloom—they are a glorious annual wonder!  With the warm temps we've had they are blooming a few weeks earlier than usual this year, but have stayed in bloom for a few weeks. The trees are special to Maggie, planted decades ago, and her partner Mark has lovingly pruned and cared for them. He's even potted up three new baby trees. When the early morning sun is rising the light shines behind the long dark branches, and ethereal pink blossoms float above... it's utterly magical. I painted a scene of these trees a few years ago, and I may have to paint another one this year before the blossoms all fade and float away with the spring breezes.

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