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April 14, 2010

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You know me and poetry, loved it, and I love when the tree outside my house blooms, and then turns into a sea of flower petals, I write love notes to my sweetie in them...

lovely poem :)

there is something for you over at my blog :)


Spring is very beautiful around here this time of year. I wish the colors would last longer!!! Thanks for the information and stories that go with. nana

The guest post by Ethelene shines with her love of place, and is burnished by her wise words. Your commenters, Tipper, are quite a fantastic group, so full of heart and appreciation for what you do here in this living tapestry of lives.

p.s. Thank you for the oh-so-handsome Defender Brand journal. I will take it along on a short trip next week. I know it will help me germinate the idea seeds I have been carrying around for a whole garden full of words, enough to put up for the next winter. I am working on a post about your gift on my blog and will let you know when it's "up."

There are white flowering trees everywhere here in southwest Virginia, but I have no idea if they are Sarvis or something else. All seem to be about the same shape as well.

Whatever they are, I think they are beautiful... and also have made the pollen count extremely high! In our area, "high" is considered 190. The count today? 2400!! No wonder I feel like I have a very bad cold and have been miserable since going out for a long drive saturday! But it was gorgeous (I'm homebound, but got out and loved it).

Thank you for this article, and all the articles in your blog, Tipper!
K.

Loved the poem, but the story by Ethelene made it even more personal. Thank you so much for sharing.

Very nice post! I learned some things I had not known about those tress blooming like white torches on our hillsides.

A big thank you for a wonderful, enlightening post. I thoroughly enjoyed it!

I love the poem, and the description of the "holding" place and funeral "sarvis". these old stories are fascinating to me and I can't get enough of them. Thanks so much for sharing.
Sheryl

Tipper, the Sarvis tree doesn't grow naturally here. Last week-end at Ocoee, our guide pointed out some and shared some folklore with us. I was thrilled to see it after your post last week, and felt like I knew it already. Thanks for sharing this beautiful post with us. Wanda in NA

Oh how I love flowering trees!

Tipper: Spring brings such wonderful blooms.

Beautiful perspective. It is comforting to internalize and 'remember'. Thank you so much for sharing your insight and love of Appalachia, Ethelene. And thank you Tipper for sharing your friend.

Oh, Tipper, this post has touched all of my senses! They're still dancing! From the scents to the visuals, from the words to the sounds. Just lovely! Thank you for sharing, Tipper, and to Ethelene!

You Are My Flower is playing now. The icing on the cake! :))

Wow , what a beautiful and heart felt poem , and a wonderful story by the guest poster, Ethelene, how true it is that if the future generations know anything of our lives and traditions , we must tell them every chance we get and be sure to write them down when we think about them less we to forget and they get lost in busy times and forgotten . Thanks again Tipper for the Blind Pig and The Acorn. Malcolm

Thank you, Ethelene, for sharing the poem and the perspective. I will never look at this spring bloom through the same eyes again!

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