5.05.2010

palo verde...

Oh my beautiful Palo Verde tree.  How I love thee. 


Under the harshest of conditions, you announce spring with prolific golden splendor....
  

Your guard your tender fortune with keen daggers...


Alas, time is a pirate - plundering your treasure and scattering it to the winds...


AND INTO MY ALLERGY SUFFERING BODY!  I do love them - we put 5, yes, count them, FIVE between the front and back yards.  Ugh, this time of year is a killer on my sinuses.  I'm glad I'm on vacation right now.  I took these right before I left.  There is one thing though, at least they match my new little table and chairs on the front porch...

8 comments:

Maria said...

Just gorgeous! And the verse you composed to go along with it - just splendid! We have a tree here that does something very similar in the spring, the flowering cherry! I feel the same way about them. We had a HUGE one in our front yard - how I miss it. I have been fortunate enough, however, to go to DC for the cherry blossom festival. Oh the splendor of that display with so many, many cherry blossom trees!

J-that table and chairs is just too sweet!

Cashon&Co said...

that is seriously the tree in your yard? it is absolutely gorgeous! i've never seen one like that, i guess we can't grow them down here in TX. yes, I do know about the allergies though. my eyes have been swollen and red for 2 weeks now. oy!

henley said...

Very nice Jeanette,
The combination of prose and imagery,with the dab of humor at the end is quite pleasing. I liked it very much.

MJM said...

I thought I would escape allergies up here in the grey northwest, but alas, things bloom here too!

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

I am in love with your table and chairs - they have such personality! And aren't allergies terrible this year? For some reason it seems like everyone I know is suffering far more than usual.

D&D said...

loving the yellow patios set!!!! so cute!!

Maia said...

The matching is key! They are still blooming nicely, by the way.

Twila said...

Love the yellow glow!! Its such a pretty color. Ha the 5k really wasnt that bad. You should try walking one. t gives you such a sense of accomplishment. ha Then your gonna get addicted!!

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