I’ve lived in my current house for over 12 years, the longest I’ve ever lived in one place. By far. Shortly after we moved in we planted a tree in the backyard. I swear it was an apple tree (I have this thing for planting things that server multi-purposes: pretty + bears fruit) but to this day it has never produced fruit. Regardless of that it does produce some of the most striking blooms I’ve seen. And it’s come to signal the start of spring for me. There is nothing like waking up one morning and seeing the tree full of blossoms. It just makes me happy :)