Friday, March 30, 2012

Billions of Blossoms

There is almost a billion dollars up for grabs in tonight's Mega Millions lottery so I thought about the one thing here at our bucolic manor that number in almost the billions.  Forsythia blossoms.

Now I haven't counted them individually (I'm saving that for a weekend activity!), but just by looking at the sheer quantity of them, surely there must be close to a billion, no?

Their perky golden yellow blooms fill the front garden, the side and the bower gardens.  Even though there are bare spots due to the snow/warm snap last October where some of them bloomed early, there are still a ton of blossoms that came out for the Spring Show.

Just lovely - right?  And this is only a portion of them.

I wonder if forsythia blossoms were ever contemplated the way that cherry blossoms are.  They say that you can look at each individual cherry blossom for a lifetime and never find one that is absolutely perfect.  Has anyone ever done that with a forsythia.

I'm going to have to give it a go.

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