Poised


We have had a dismal winter, it's been relentlessly wet and grey. For the first time I have longed for winter to be over. Usually I enjoy it but lack of proper wintry weather has made it seem longer than it actually has been. But spring is most definitely early this year. Below are links to my cherry blossom posts over the last four years. Today it is poised on brink of perfection. By the end of the week I am confident she will be at the pinnacle of pinkness and of course I will be back with more photographs.

7th April 2010
18th March 2011
25th March 2012
19th April 2013






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  1. I shall have to go and check my cherry tree at lunchtime, but I'm sure it's not that advanced. But the daffodils are wonderful at the moment. Spring has sprung - thank goodness.

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  2. So beautiful. I love the first of springs especially the new animal babies. I have been watching for the new
    lambs. We have a few sights of spring but not may yet.

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  3. Hi Dear,
    oh it is realy close to bloom! So beautiful pictures!
    Wish you a warm spring and all the best from Austria
    Elisabeth

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  4. Gorgeous. I hope that the trees in Japan aren't quite ready yet or I shall miss them.On the other hand, as they have had snow in Kyoto, it is possible that I will be too early for them. It's as difficult to predict as Autumn colour. Even more so, because they are so short-lived.

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  5. Our cherry tree doesn't bloom till May. Also, it's got white blossoms. Yours is beautiful. Does it produce fruit, or is it ornamental?

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    1. Purely ornamental Kari, but there are some fruiting trees lining the footpaths near our house which have white blossoms and bloom in May. I never manage to get any cherries though as they are too high and the birds get them first.

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    2. You should see my husband, running around the tree like a maniac, trying to keep the starlings away from the cherries.

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  6. Anonymous8:58 pm GMT

    Sadly it doesn't seem to be a reliable indicator of how good a summer we are likely to have.

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    1. We had a late spring last year and a good summer. Oh dear I hope this isn't a bad omen.

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  7. Lovely, uplifting, photos!

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  8. Sue, those budding branches in your photographs really to raise my hopes that all the lingering curbside icy snow will melt soon. Today was very warm...no need for the quilted down coat I wore to work, but...and this is a big but, there might be more snow tomorrow.

    (To tell the truth, I think I am happier to have dealt with our many snow storms and very cold weather, than I would have been to have your succession of rainy winter months.)

    A beautiful spring will be so welcome, no matter what went before.

    xo

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  9. really DO raise. Spring fever has caught hold of my proofreading.

    xo

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  10. Such a beautiful and cheering sight! xx

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  11. I totally agree with you about the lack of proper wintry weather. I do like my seasons to behave properly...
    And yes, Spring really is earlier this year, we have grape hyacinths flowering already. And I've had loads of washing on the line too. Happy Wednesday m'dear, Ax

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  12. You are a good week or two ahead of us - not even the merest hint of blush on our cherry yet!

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  13. Oh, I do love that last one. Cherry trees are spectacular, I think, but alas, it gets too hot here for their dainty selves.

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