Smell the blossoms while we still can

Smell the blossoms while we still can
Blossoms are an annual reminder that nature is fragile and beautiful. The whole planet is. (Image: NZME)
Linda Clark
The very last of the blossom petals have fallen on to my path this week. For a short spell in October or November each year, my front door is framed by the fluffiest, whitest fat blossom and every year it’s a thrill. Summer is coming. Every year at this time, I also think of Dennis Potter, the celebrated British storyteller who, in an interview just before his death in 1994, gave a kind of ode to blossoms. Look at the blossom, he said, “the frothiest, blossomest blossom”. Really look at it. “The nowne...

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