Yesterday walking out our front door I looked
across the street at this double flowering cherry tree.
Walking down to MacArthur Blvd the entire middle strip
has this long row of trees blooming as far as you can see.
In both directions you see pink.
When the wind blows you have pink snow falling on you.
Looking up at this red bud reminded me of a Van Gogh
I saw not long ago.
It is hard to stay inside and work in the studio
with all of this blooming outside,
but nature does give colorful seasonal inspiration.