I recently took a walk to the building on campus furthest from my own academic home. As I walked, I wondered about the cherry blossom trees near my building. Since the weather is erratic this time of year, I worried that I would miss the short-lived season of blooms. To my right–a little off my path–stood an already-blooming tree, near an almost-completed building on campus.
Work trucks, building materials, and a fence–not the most glorious backdrop for this beauty.
It’s odd [to me] to find trees growing just outside a construction site, sites often prepared by unearthing their nearby friends. But when the cherry blossom opens, it makes all the sense in the world that a little beauty was left behind.
I usually join Parul Thakur for #ThursdayTreeLove every second and fourth Thursday of the month. I’m joining a week earlier for the final April post because next week is all about sunflowers and poetry. If you would like to play along, post a picture of a tree on your blog and link it back to her latest #treelove post.