Plum Blossoms

Plum Blossoms

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!”

I wonder.

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?