This tree shouldn't be blooming until the end of March. But here in northern California we have almost completely skipped winter and gone right to spring. We are in the midst of a horrible drought with water rationing and lots of warm, sunny weather. I fear for the agriculture industry.
However, in the spirit of appreciating what is, rather than stressing about what isn't or what is supposed to be...may I offer you this bit of beauty.
If you can't stop and smell the roses....well....you know how that goes.
I'm grateful on this day for bits of beauty and for this glorious weather and that this bit of nature is present right in my front yard.