An Early Spring

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Plum branches and blossoms

Spring is decidedly early this year. What with record-breaking temperatures, 15 degrees and more above normal for more than half of February, my trees are rather confused. I’m not complaining. A pleasure to see wintry branches break out in glorious blossoms. Yes, Spring, the season of birds and bees, is here!

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Apple flowers

Statisticians say “A single point does not a trend make.” So here. My apple tree is in bloom too. Just some branches, those that survived, in the blight-stricken brave old tree. Only a few blossoms, therefore. Shown above is a close-up with my cell phone camera. New shoots are everywhere, in all other plants in the yard, new life bursting out with the promise of light and warmth.

I think I’ll have a bountiful harvest of plums this year! My neighbor, who makes jam from them, is just as happy…

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About Rian Nejar

Rian Nejar is an Indian-American author. He trained and worked as an engineer in India, lived briefly in the Middle East, and arrived in America in the early 90's. After a Master’s degree in electrical engineering in America, he worked as an academic instructor, engineer, entrepreneur, and technical writer over the two decades since. Humbling and Humility is the first heartfelt written expression of his varied life experiences. He lives and writes in the Southwest United States.
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