Spring Oak Branches

The leaves are beginning to form and the pale green blossom chains still cling to the branches.  Soon the wind will tear them from the tree and pile them on the ground below.  As I travel through the countryside I marvel at the delicacy of spring branches acting like colored lace against the landscape.  We don’t have any pinks or purple blossoms in our yard right now.  I would have liked a contrast of color in addition to the variety of pattern that spring offers.  Instead, I found the oak trees laden with pale green fringe catching the late afternoon sun.