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.