The blackbirds declare
them an unlikely pair:
the quince tree with her
hunchback of a trunk
and gnarly branches
and the ivy-covered plum,
all winter silhouetted against
a cloudy sky. Now blossom
crowns them with haloes of white
blessed with spring sunlight.

Kim M. Russell, 31st March 2021

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My response to Poets and Storytellers United Weekly Scribblings #63: Trees

Rommy says that one of the things she likes doing in early spring is ‘watching the local trees as they slowly begin to wake up after their winter sleep’. This week, she would like us to use the word ‘tree’ as a seed for our word art. I went out to take a photograph of our quince and plum trees, but the blossoms are not quite open yet. I found the image of quince blossom on

24 thoughts on “Blessed

  1. Even though it is Autumn in Australia we still have most of year productive with a comparatively short winter and many of our native trees not shedding their leaves.


  2. Kim, I like how you made the black bird to be judge of the blossoming of the trees. We had three huge flowering ornamental pear trees in our former front lawn, we miss seeing them. This year our orange tree froze in our single digit ff and supposedly have died. We will miss these also.

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  3. I enjoyed the blackbirds and blooms signifying your spring. Our red-winged blackbirds are our first sign of spring but the fruit tree blooms are yet to arrive. This can be a good thing in case a freeze returns.
    Thank you for reminding us that spring is a wonderful time of the year with such things to see

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