June 2012
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Blossom

Last fall I planted a Meyer Lemon and a Eureka Lemon.  I love lemons.  The efflorescence of the Meyer dwarf brought a very pleasant surprise.  The delicate, intoxicating smell of the beautiful little white blossoms.

I was also giddy with excitement to see the first blossoms on my tomato vines and hail hearty blossoms on my strawberry plants.  In a moment of sadness as I recalled how the rain ruined all the blossoms on the Santa Rosa Plum tree for the second year in a row.  Then happy again because the pollinators are here, dutifully fertilizing my little backyard garden.  Then looking again at the beauty of the lemon tree, I thought about the saying, “…bloom where you are planted.”  Quite appropriate for me after a week of difficult insights and attendant decisions.

For me the lesson of the Lemon tree and the Plum tree, is experienced in a blossom of truth. When one tree fails to blossom in a season, another gushes with a sweet abundance.

 

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