Traders are a pragmatic lot - not generally influenced by superstitions, mysterious signs, or old wives tales. (Although some in our Vietnamese community have been known to burn small pieces of paper at their stall to encourage business.)
So the fact that a blossom tree is blossoming in the middle of winter may go un-noticed. But not to this contributor who has sent us two photos of the tree in String Bean Alley and suggested that the fortunes for traders could be set to bloom. We hope they are right.