I’ve shown you this huge blue spruce before … it lives in Jack and Sandys’ yard across the street. There are several reasons I especially notice it. First of all, when I open our front door, it is directly in my line of sight, so easily catches my interest. Also, the neighborhood mailbox sets just to the left of it, so at least once a day I walk fairly close to it. But, mainly I notice it because it is just a magnificent tree.
At Christmastime, Jack decorates it in big, colorful lights. I took this picture at night last Christmas, and was delighted with the (accidentally) abstract look of it.
But, I just realized recently that the tree dresses up at least one other time of the year that I had never noticed before.
About a month ago, I had walked out to the mailbox and could hear a bird singing its little heart out, so I looked toward the song.
The bird was high in the blue spruce.
But, as I was really taking the time to look at the tree to find the bird, I realized for the first time that it was “dressed up” for a new season, Spring, and this time it did it itself! (So, of course, I went to get my camera!)
I had no idea that pine cones started out as beautiful red “flowers” on an evergreen. They were the reddest at the very top, so I assume sunlight influences the amount of color.
I’m going to start paying more attention to my favorite blue spruce so that I will be sure to notice any other surprises it might have to share!
Truly, a tree to be enjoyed in every season.