100 Word Challenge: Flowers

Just when I thought I had swept my patio of the final shedding of autumn’s dull brown, dead leaves… just when I thought I would finally get a reprieve from that particularly onerous task, this week I was faced with 1000s of tiny magenta blossoms courtesy of my neighbor’s swamp maple, its flowering canopy spreading out over our shared fence.

Soon these tiny purple flowers will mingle with the white blooms from my crepe myrtle and yellow catkins of my Chinese tallow, fuscia frillies from the other neighbor’s mimosa, and pink pre-blueberry buds from yet another neighbor’s fruity shrubbery to make a more colorful mélange of debris to whisk off my patio.

Spring is coming and it’s a rainbow.

Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out-values all the utilities of the world. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

This week’s word is:


What to do:

Using “flowers” for inspiration, write 100 Words – 100 exactly – no more, no less. You can either use the word – or any form of the word – as one of your 100, or it can be implied. Include a link in your post back here, and add your story to the Mister Linky list. If you don’t have a blog, you can leave your submission in the comment section, or as a Facebook status post. Remember to keep spreading the love with supportive comments for your fellow Wordsters.

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