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