Blossoms

I’m thinking about the biology behind cherry blossoms. There are several trees outside of my building that have just begun to bloom and they are beautiful. Cherry blossoms have always been the quintessential signifier of Spring to me. In three days they have gone from baron trees to fully blooming beauties and I am eager to do research on what triggers this. What about this very specific day has an entire grove of trees instantly blooming. Why does it not happen several times a year? The climate can’t be that unique. I rather wish I was still in high school so that I could go and ask my Biology teacher, but independent study is far from a bad thing.

For now, however, my curiosities will lay in wait until my first cup of tea is finished.