This tree has amazing pink flowers for only two weeks in a year, after which they loose the intensity of the colour, and for some reason the colour becomes darker, dimmed, there is nothing special about it after that. Sometimes we need to ‘time’ beauty lest we miss it. One moment it’s here, next moment it’s gone, a memory.
In the last week some of the petals have fallen on the ground and it looks beautiful, as they rest on the grass.
Sometimes we think that everyday life experiences are nothing special, but perhaps beauty hides somewhere in them too. Honestly, I look forward to this tree blossoming every year. Beauty is everywhere. Let us open up our eyes, look around and notice it.
© Iva Beranek (Dublin, 9th May 2016)
Photos by © Iva Beranek