CHERRY TREES IN FULL BLOOM

The below link contains what sound like some wonderful pictures of cherry trees in full bloom in Washington USA. I say “sound” as, being visually impaired I can’t see the photographs (mores the pitty) but I thought that my readers would enjoy seeing them anyway.

Whenever I come across cherry trees I’m reminded of those lines, by A E Housman

“Loveliest of trees, the cherry now

Is hung with bloom along the bough,

And stands about the woodland ride

Wearing white for Eastertide.

Now, of my threescore years and ten,

Twenty will not come again,

And take from seventy springs a score,

It only leaves me fifty more.

And since to look at things in bloom

Fifty springs are little room,

About the woodlands I will go

To see the cherry hung with snow”.

For my previous post on the poetry of Housman please see http://kevin-morris.co.uk/2011/01/24/the-poetry-of-housman/.  

For the pictures of cherry trees please visit the below link  

http://insidearthead.com/2011/04/05/road-trip-to-avoid-an-april-fool%e2%80%99s-joke/

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About kevinmorris101

I live and work in London and blog as a hobby. If you would like to contact me please send an email to animalia at shiftmail.com (the address is rendered in this manner in order to try and defeat spammers)!
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