March 12, 2015

Spring Flowering Cabbages and Plums

Spring is around the corner in my neck of the woods, announced in a flowering display by both ornamental cabbages and kale and blossoms on the plum trees.

When I walk my rural beach neighborhood with my dog, he chases animal wildlife scents while I am on the lookout for the beauty of nature and its seasonal transitions. Throughout winter, I kept an eye on one neighbor's charming little landscape design of potted plants and rocks amid the pine needles around her mailbox.

I awaited the flowering cabbages as a sign that Spring is near. Sure enough — yellow flowers climbed the wooden mailbox post!

One of my neighbors planted a plum tree at the corner of her house years ago. Each year I sit on my deck and await the wonderful white display of tiny flowers that will blow their fragrance my way in the breeze. Then come the plums!

The reddish-yellow plums will feed the wildlife. Under the hungry eye of birds and squirrels the fruit disappears faster than it ripens to fall off the tree!

I am linking these Spring flowering beauties up with the Writer's Unite blog hop on Marsha's Spot today. Come share your online writings and read what others are writing about too!

What signs of Spring are beginning to appear in your corner of the world?