Plum blossom petals
awaken in the cold dawn
and smile at the sun.
These are plum blossoms. They are saying, “Spring will be here soon!”
This morning it was cold. It was zero degrees! There was ice on my car windows. Ice covered the goldfish pot. I could see my breath.
This is not spring. This is winter!
Then the sun came out. It smiled on the plum blossoms. The plum blossoms smiled at me.
“Can I take your picture?”
Some of them were shy. Some of them were quiet, but most of them were happy.
“Say ‘Cheese’!” I said. I took their picture.
The plum blossoms and a blue sky. The sun felt warm. I heard some birds singing.
“Yes, Spring will be here soon,” I thought as I walked home.
1. Do you like cold weather?
2. Why does Jeff think spring will be here soon?
3. Is there a plum tree near you? What special message does it have for you?