of the sumac tree whose buds
are on the verge of breaking free
to produce scarlet leaves later in the year.
But today the March sun seems to hang
on one of the branches
and raindrops from an earlier shower
make the tree appear adorned with jewels.
The robin's breast stands out
against the two-tone colours of the tree
then it flickers away, perhaps never to return
and a different robin soon lands.
I could sit for hours admiring nature's view
regretting I have other things to do.