2022 Jan 30 – Weeping Cherry

I was outside in the cold and snow today, thinking about the bees huddled in their hive and how the yard would be full of flowers and nectar fairly soon. Our weeping cherry (Prunus subhirtella) tree typically blooms in early April. It has a somewhat awkward winter shape, kind of all over the place with the small branches that will eventually hold spring flows hanging down.

There was an article in Martha Stewart magazine many years ago about the shape of trees in winter. The link in that sentence is to a 2008 article that might be it. The piece is old enough that the image links no longer work; I was a bit surprised to find it online.

Ever since that article I make a point of looking at the winter shapes of trees. The weeping cherry has its own distinct look, as do most trees. The little branches are full of potential, as you can see in the following picture where the tree is at or near peak bloom on April 3, 2020.

May you prosper and find honey.

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