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Nature can be so sneaky

Every spring, I’m amazed at the speed of how little buds burst into leaves. Some trees produce delicate flowers and then blow away.

So many mysteries and questions with nature’s cycles. One morning the branches are bare; next morning little buds miraculously appear.

I’m an eager botany student, but the learning is slow going. But it’s fun to learn through observation and admiration of nature doing its thing faithfully every season.


Do these pink flower clusters come before the leaves?


“Never yet was a springtime, when the buds forgot to bloom.”

-Margaret Elizabeth Sangster

Thanks Cee for hosting this FOTD challenge! Happy to share…https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/59080076/posts/35529

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Flower of the Day: February 6, 2019

Even though it’s chilly outside, flowers are beginning to make their colorful appearances.

Till now I used the terms bloomed and blossomed interchangeably. I finally tried to clarify the difference and turned to Google. Wiktionary placed the definitions side by side, and from it you could tell there is a slight difference in meaning; it seems like synonyms to me. Maybe you have a better way to explain the difference. If you do, please share!

From Wiktionary

  • Bloom (noun):A blossom; the flower of a plant; an expanded bud.
  • Blossom (noun): A fruit fruiting; a mass of such flowers.

“A flower blossoms for its own joy.” 
― Oscar Wilde

Thank you Cee for your Flower of the Day photo challenge! https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/59080076/posts/34683