Second Spring: Thing of Beauty Thursday - September 1, 2011

"I thought this old thing was dead..."

It's the first day of September, and my apple tree is blooming. I thought this old thing was dead. I'd already mourned its dry, cracked branches as summer dragged on with no reprieve from the heat and the drought. But then, the rains arrived. The ground took on the slightest shade of green. And after a long weekend trip to Phoenix to see family (115 degrees there....yikes!) we returned home to see some delicate beauty, blossoming where I thought nothing could blossom again. Hope springs eternal. Happy Thursday!