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The other day I had a meeting close to our former neighborhood in the city.
I noticed that the ornamental pear and cherry trees planted along the streets were beginning to bloom.
Salmon colored flowering quince blossomed in many of the yards that I passed.
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I've fully embraced our new to us house as home,
but I'm still adjusting to life in a more suburban/rural setting.
The streets in my neighborhood aren't lined with blooming ornamental trees.
My former home was close to some protected greenspace in the city.
I used to forage some flowering quince branches that bloomed there amongst the blackberry brambles.
I was missing those things as I drove back to our new home.
As I neared our house, I glanced toward a vacant lot that's for sale and saw, smack dab in the middle of the lot, the telltale salmon colored blooms of flowering quince.
What a sweet surprise!
It seemed like a gift from above, just for me.
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(for songography-lyrics from Les Fleur by Minnie Riperton.
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