And it all happens so fast.
Wasn’t it just last week that I took a photo of red maple flowers intending to post it? Red maples are one of the very first plants to bloom every year, even before the first day of spring. But, I delayed. Oh, yes I delayed and now, it’s too late. They have come and gone. The seasons move on.
As Poor Richard said, “You may delay, but time will not.” (Question: If he was so wise, why was he poor?)
Red maples are already producing fruit. Yes, callow fruit: long double samara with lovely chartreuse and pink wings that will, in a brief time, twirl to the ground like tiny organic helicopters. And we'll be raking up the fall leaves before you can say Ben Franklin.