Cotton flower trees send forth
Silken summer snow
Drifting down in warm swirling clouds, the plumed seeds spread across the azure sky like the gentle afterthought of a fanciful daydream. Each gust of wind rising from the river released a new, beautiful blizzard of sunlit fluffs that floated across the open bridge. The soft flakes twirled and tossed over the old stonework, spinning towards shoreline trees and skimming across the salted water below.