Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Tree Out of Synch with the Universe

Fran found this tree that marches (if it had legs) to its own drum. As every other tree in the Northeast is in the final shedding-of-leaves stage, this cherry tree is blooming as if it's May.

Fran writes: This DC tree did not get the e-mail about the change of seasons. Image of this cherry tree in bloom taken Nov 30 at dusk on Fessenden St (near Reno Rd.). Go figure.

I admire the ability of this tree to deny reality. There's something hopeful about that -- I don't care, it seems to be saying, if it's the last day of November and it's getting dark by 4 pm... I'm going to pretend it's spring and screw you!

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