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2017 Peace Blossoms
I had the hope at one time of branching out and blossoming into being a crusty old writer of tales from long past. I later realized I might be a blooming idiot, as some of my stories didn’t even agree with my thinking. Some did not even make it to full bloom, nipped in the bud, by the problematic, cold erasure. Like an apple tree loaded with blossoms, when the temperature drops to 20 degrees Fahrenheit. They were nothing to look at for any length of time, just passing withered thoughts. Similar to dried flower arrangements. I’m waiting for a new warm, sunshine and roses spring.
Blossom usually refers to a flower of a plant, one that bears fruit. Everyone in the spring anticipates the many different blossoms, the sweet smells, in the air. The fragrance from many lilac bushes planted together is something that you remember for a lifetime. The lilac perfume travels for miles on damp, warm spring breezes.
Spring introduces blossoms of every size and color according to the plants that yielded them. The flowering crabapple is a colorful work of art by itself; later, the tiny crab apples become a nuisance that makes a mess as they get tracked into people’s homes. Prickly pear cactus has a beautiful blossom. You should be very careful if you try to get your nose very close to one. Wild poppies cover mile after mile of the Sonora Desert when spring rains are plentiful. Blossoms as far as the eye can see!
“May 10, 2016 – A new mammoth report into all known species of plants on the planet has found that just shy of 400,000 are known. However, a growing number are at risk of, or have become, extinct.” This Good Earth needs bees to pollinate the different plants. All the bee has to do is fly from one blossom to the other. That is why it is here. The Humble Bee is almost extinct in many places, no doubt from chemicals. There should be a worldwide program to protect bees. Food, life, existence all depends on it. There are roughly 400,000 plants. Many of them will be in jeopardy in the future without bees.
“On March 27, 1912, two women stood in West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C., and planted the first two cherry blossom trees in the United States. These two women, former first lady Helen Herron Taft and Viscountess Iwa Chinda — wife of the Japanese ambassador — planted the first of 3,000 trees sent that year by Tokyo Mayor Yukio
“Another interesting holiday legend pertains to the cherry tree. On December 4, St. Barbara’s Day, young unmarrieds should cut a cherry tree branch and put it in water. Whoever’s cherry branch blooms on Christmas day will marry within the next year.”