Friday, March 24, 2023

Enjoying Springtime

“Let us find inner freedom in each lucky moment that we encounter, like a sun-basking butterfly that finds peace on a cherry blossom petal.”

 – Erik Pevernagie

The weeping cherry tree planted in my Virginia garden stands tall in its early stages of development. According to legend, the gift of the cherry tree brings good luck and future happiness in the days to come. I thought the beautiful little buds were going to fall down during the daylong rain but they did not so I can continue to enjoy the sight.

Thank you Two Writing Teachers for providing a meeting place for reflective writers around the globe. I am offering this slice for 24 of the 16th Annual SOLSC! #SOL23 March Writing Challenge. It is Multi-lit Friday so in honor of my international slicer friend, Terje Akke from Estonia, I ask: "Kas sa naudid kevadet?" (The translation should read, "Are you enjoying spring?")


  1. I love cherry trees! They are the best part of spring for me. In Seattle we have several different varieties that bloom at different times. The early bloomers are out right now, and the latest bloomers, like the two in front of my house, won't bloom until later in April. I didn't know about the legend, though. Thanks for sharing it!

  2. How very pretty it looks as it heralds the approach of spring!

  3. Carol, so glad that the rain did not cause the blossoms to fall and that you can enjoy them a bit longer. Our neighbor has a dogwood tree, not in bloom yet, and it is always a welcome sight to open the drapes in the morning and see the tree loaded with its delicate blossoms. When they fall it is like springtime snow around the tree.

  4. Sorry, Carol. I forgot to change the name on my comment. I wrote the previous anonymous comment. Bob

  5. I love the resilience of those tiny cherry buds in the rain! A life lesson perhaps?