Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Spring Jewels

Yesterday afternoon, I caught a glimpse of ruby red jewels 
dotted among the new leaves of a neighborhood
Japanese Maple tree. Those trees produce beautiful colors
year-round, but in spring they can look like 
 sunlight through stained glass.
The little seeds have red wings and,
when caught by the sun they produce
a bright, shimmering red, a bit like ruby earrings
worn with an emerald gown.

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