In other years, I've seen this tree so covered
in tiny flowers that it looked as though
it was wearing a beautiful pink sweater
to protect itself from the chilly spring mornings.
Maybe I just got there too late in the season.
I had to remind myself that I no longer had those
pictures and went by to check on the trees.
This was almost all that was left, looking as though
only a bit of yarn from the sweater remained
after the tree had taken it off.