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April Trees 2

Bare boughs still, and then buds, and then the blossom suddenly coming out everywhere, not blackthorn now, but cherry blossom; and down by the river thick bushes of hawthorn.  These cherry trees grow along the path near the little bridge that leads up towards the greenhouses and the walled garden on the Hirsel Estate. Down below a collie was swimming in the river, though as usual people were thin on the ground in this part of the Estate.


April Trees

April 18, 2014 - Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , ,


  1. The blossom is so pretty 🙂


    Comment by greenmackenzie | April 18, 2014 | Reply

    • Yes, is is, isn’t it. Thanks you for your comment, Seonaid. I have pictures of the blossom in close-up that I shall put in a post shortly. Lots of cherry blossom on other people’s blogs already, but hey ho, why not bit more – also I keep my blog like a kind of diary of the year round here, and the cherry blossom is the most glorious thing in the woods and copses at the moment.


      Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | April 21, 2014 | Reply

  2. How beautiful. A wonderful tapestry of soft colour and form.


    Comment by Meanderer | April 22, 2014 | Reply

    • Thanks so much, Meanderer. I do enjoy your blog – lovely name, The Lantern Room, too. The blossom is a riot round here this year, everything, first the blackthorn, then the cherry, and now the may. Lots of insects about too, for a change.


      Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | April 22, 2014 | Reply

      • Many thanks, Cara. Yes, it’s wonderful seeing so much blossom at the moment. There are lots of bumble bees around too. I don’t think I have ever seen so many at this time of year!


        Comment by Meanderer | April 22, 2014

  3. What a gorgeous composition, Cara! Beautiful light, tones and rhythm. Outstanding.


    Comment by drawandshoot | April 22, 2014 | Reply

    • Thanks so much for your comment. What I did like, which I only saw after I had taken the picture, was the goldish light in the right hand upper corner, as it reminded me of paintings on japanese screens. The underneath picture has more of the red bush on the left, which I like, but it has lost that gold light.


      Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | April 23, 2014 | Reply

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