Thursday, May 20, 2010

May 20: Horse Chestnuts

Tonight as I drove to Rockland for sushi and a movie, I passed two glorious horse chestnut trees all leafed out and in full bloom. The sky held that rich light normally seen on early summer evenings--it certainly felt like a summer evening--and the white blossoms on the trees seemed to glow from within. I was reminded, in a way, of Swedish Christmas trees decorated with lit candles. So many flowers, such an abundance of beauty, and all the promise ahead of me of the kind of night when the sidewalks are busy with people like me made joyful by this early warm weather.

Tree full of candles
lights my way into twilight.
It feels like summer.

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