They came and they went. I always forget how fleeting the moment is until I look out and see that all of the petals have dropped to the ground. But then I remembered I had taken a few photos, and now I get to keep this year’s blooms for a bit longer. Every year I do this, it seems. But taking a moment to go out and celebrate this beautiful tree in its prime seems like a good bit of meditation. Full stop. Go outside and look. They will be gone so soon.
I look forward to next spring.