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White crocus 2

The first thing I read yesterday morning was Kelly Rossiter’s lovely post on Planet Green. I thank her for reminding me to use my hearing — not just sight, smell, taste and touch — to experience the Spring garden. And not feel strange about going out in the middle of the night to witness the remarkable.

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Sakura

cherryblossombranches3.jpg Green is my forever favourite colour, but lately I’ve been smitten by soft shades of pink and so I now find myself writing a post about a subject that although “in-season” is neither edible nor on my balcony: cherry blossom-watching.

This Easter Monday I had “good intentions” to spend the day indoors, working on spring cleaning, garden planning (I’m w-a-a-a-y-y behind in this) and seed sowing, but…you probably know where I’m going with this…mid-afternoon sunshine and a restless Westie nudged me outdoors. I didn’t put up much resistance. And a half-hour walk turned into more than two hours of viewing sights like this:
Cherry Blossom Tree 2

and this:

Cherry Blossoms 2

I’m looking forward to Bike the Blossoms with Slow Food Vancouver . As I write this I realize I’ve just made an “edible” connection so perhaps I can publish this post without overstretching the blog’s boundaries.

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