Monday, 9 April 2012

Rural rambling

Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide
. A E Housman

The local walks are full of spring blossoms. Foremost among them are the double white flowering almond (Prunus) trees. This year they are amazingly beautiful, even under overcast skies and in the rain.

 Like Houseman, I see the trees in the woodland are " hung with snow."