The neighbor's ornamental cherry tree, a thorn in my side while mowing lawn because it straddles the lot line, redeemed itself by bursting into full bloom yesterday --- a mild and misty day.
And then, getting ready to come downstairs this morning, I spotted the small finely detailed figure of a pioneer woman in long dress and flowing apron fashioned from corn husks, picked up many years ago at a shop in Georgetown called Appalachian Spring. So called, I'm sure, after Aaron Copland's 1944 orchestral suite. But also because everything in the shop had been fashioned by crafts people from Appalachians.
So what else could I do this morning other than share a cherry blossom photo --- and the "Simple Gifts" theme from Copland's masterwork?