This is the crab apple tree in our secret garden. It's mainly a secret because there are high walls around it and the access is a bit counter-intuitive, e.g., via the garage. One day when I have the money to remodel, I want to install double french doors in the kitchen to look out on the garden. Otherwise, the garden is really visible only through the kitchen window.
Right now, this tree fills the view.
This tree is effervescent with bloom, iridescent with color. She shimmers and bubbles, frothing and overflowing the goblet of her setting.
The sight fills me with sheer pleasure, like the coldest champagne, scalding in its intensity. The best kind, where the effervescence truly emerges from the liquid, not forced in carbonation from the outside.
True effervescence arises from within, from the juice of life, popping into the sky, saturating the world.
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Posted by Jeffe Kennedy
Jeffe Kennedy is a multi-award-winning and best-selling author of romantic fantasy. She is the current President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) and is a member of Novelists, Inc. (NINC). She is best known for her RITA® Award-winning novel, The Pages of the Mind, the recent trilogy, The Forgotten Empires, and the wildly popular, Dark Wizard. Jeffe lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is represented by Sarah Younger of Nancy Yost Literary Agency.