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spring has sprung

Portland was green throughout the winter (except for two snowfalls), but the trees still were bare. So it was surprising to walk out one day in early April and find that, seemingly overnight, the flowerbeds and trees were suddenly in bloom!

The bare tree at the side of the house turns out to be a cherry tree, and it just exploded with flowers. I’m told that it is a “blossoming cherry tree”, which means that it will not have fruit.

Update: a few weeks later when the blossoms had all fallen, the yard looked like it was covered in snow again :-)

 

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