A Week in the Life of a Tree
Cycling drops nature into your lap on every ride. For this week’s 30 Days of Biking challenge, I documented the changes in a flowering tree (crabapple) located on the commute route. I actually ride under this tree on the way to work, crossing the patch of grass beneath it to get to another street.
This tree is nothing special most of the year. But for a few days each April, it’s aflame in pink. Last year it was breathtaking, dripping with rich pink blossoms for days. What would 2011 bring?
Here it is, one week in the life of a tree. In just seven days it cycled from a few blooms to full bloom to no bloom. A couple of days when I didn’t commute, I rode round-trip (six miles) from home just to photograph the tree. The tree wasn’t as beautiful as last year, but it made the ride something to look forward to every morning.
30 Days of Biking, week 2:
Apr. 10: Local café for breakfast
Apr. 11: Work commute
Apr. 12: Work commute
Apr. 13: Ride to the tree
Apr. 14: Work commute
Apr. 15: Ride to the tree
Apr. 16: Recycling bins, grocery store