Late Season Blooms

Julie Artz
No Blank Pages
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3 min readApr 18, 2019

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Each spring, I survive the long, gray Pacific Northwest winters by counting down the minutes until the cherries blossom. This annual occurrence, usually around mid-March, is when the drab gray skies of Seattle recede into the background at last, outshone by a riot of pink and white blossoms so prolific that they fall like snowflakes all over town.

The first spring we lived here, I waited as the buds swelled on the two flowering plums we had in the yard at our new house. Each morning, I’d check them on the way out to the mailbox, hoping for a riot of color. The neighbors’ trees started to put on…

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Julie Artz
No Blank Pages

Author, Editor, Book Coach, Dragon. I write about creativity, the writing life, social justice, and authenticity. @JulieArtz on Twitter/Insta. JulieArtz.com