I was beginning to worry that our tree wasn’t going to bloom this year. After all, the neighbor’s tree had been in full bloom for over a week. Did that make our tree feel inferior? Apparently not. Our tree was simply biding its time. In the past three days the familiar flowers have unfurled from their conelike cocoons.
When I sit in the living room I can hear bumble bees tink against the window. And the best part of the summer has begun.