Sunday, April 12, 2015

Petal Power!


The flowering trees in Fort Collins are bursting out, abloom with white and pink: petals everywhere. Over the last couple of days the petals have begun to drop, creating petal puddles in every nook and crack along the sidewalks and in the streets. Today my wife and I went for a short bike-ride (shortened because we decided it was too windy and would be a better day for a hike on Spring Creek Trail). On our way back through the neighborhood, we witnessed a new sight, a "petal-devil" rose up from the street like steam, filled with softly tumbling white petals, spiraling up and out of sight above the trees.