An Early Spring


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!


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…



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 his first mainstream nonfiction. He lives and writes in the Southwest United States.
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