The Redbud Trees



The early bees were out and about — dozens upon dozens of them — and they were hungry.


First, they feasted on winter-rose nectar.


Then they began to spread out among the spring beauties and the wood poppies and the fairy wings and the windflowers, all while awaiting one of their favorite treats: the sweetest of the flowering trees.


One morning, Rabbit mentioned to a passing bumblebee that Old Possum had noticed tiny purple buds on the gnarled old redbud trees at the far edge of the woods. And that he had estimated they were about a day — maybe three — from blooming.


(Early April 2024)


Story © Jennifer Singleton / Read+Purr
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