Friday, March 27, 2009

good samara

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.

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