I said in yesterday’s post that I saw few signs of spring’s emergence, but one of the signs I was eager to see was this good news from my buckeyes.
These poor bushes/trees don’t take the summer heat and drought well. They drop their leaves — after letting them turn a discouraging brown — and then seem to go dormant. Usually in late July. I’m always sure they’re dead. Yet for the few years they’ve been gracing the area before the cabin, they keep coming back, getting a little larger, and, last year, one of them bringing out flowers.
I have two sets of three buckeyes — they have red flowers — in front of the Cabin at the End of the Road. (Actually, I think one of them has white flowers, but it hasn’t brought forth any evidence yet.) There are three on one side of the porch and three on the other. And when they all bring out their crimson glory, I’m gonna take a picture to share with all of you fine folks.
But for now, I’m just happy that they’re bouncing back and bringin’ the spring!
Just for the record — and because I know you’re wondering — the chicken wire I have placed around the buckeyes is not blue. It just seems that way in this photo.