With beautiful warm weather, I am excitied to announce that ALL three trees planted last year have buds on them! The oak tree, the purple plum and the oriental red maple. Even the crepe myrtle has made it through. It has taken until my 50's to look at the life in a different way. To see plants and flowers blooming is an optimistic aphrodisiac. The world may be chaotic, but God's earth is full of new life. Rejoice in this renew of spirit, at least for today.