This tree proably won't be there tomorrow. A long time ago this plot was planted with bulbs in memory of September 11th. A big yellow machine was rooting out the lifeforms down there under the Promenade today.
“The ~ softness of first bloom,” is an example found in Webster’s 3rd under “vernal.” While walking down Smith St this evening, I heard a raptor, looked up, and saw two kestrels slicing the air, then something larger (Cooper’s?) move in on them, breaking them apart. One of the kestrels sat on a TV antenna for a while and I watched until it flew off.
Spring, and Persian New Year. I miss cheap used book stores.