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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 2nd May, 2020)

Cherry Blossom Trees

Cherry Blossom Trees
Swinley Lane.

Photo: David  (Sony DSC-RX100)
Views: 2,660

Comment by: DTease on 2nd May 2020 at 00:03

Looks great, but it makes me glad I’m not a road sweeper.

Comment by: Philip G. on 2nd May 2020 at 00:05

Caught them at their peak David. A lovely sight.

Comment by: Alan (on Vancouver Island) on 2nd May 2020 at 00:06

What a beautiful street scene. We actually have lots of new cherry blossoms here on the island, makes me think I am near Wigan.

Comment by: sue on 2nd May 2020 at 07:27

That is so beautiful, it has made my day, thank you x

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 2nd May 2020 at 07:59

Beautiful blossom. I would think you would be chancing it to stand in the middle of the road at any other time David !

Comment by: Garry on 2nd May 2020 at 08:45

Nice, shame the blossom don't last long.

Comment by: Veronica on 2nd May 2020 at 09:04

Beautiful- reminds me of snow when the petals fall and drift in the wind.

Comment by: irene roberts on 2nd May 2020 at 09:20

There is not a more heartening sight on a sunny day after the Winter. When my granddaughter was a little girl we used to stand under a blossom tree near our local park every April and look up through the blossom flowers at the blue sky beyond. I told her it is one of the most beautiful sights she will see....and it's FREE. I would like to think she will remember that and pass it on.

Comment by: Mick on 2nd May 2020 at 10:10

Reminds me of my time at the Ueno Park Cherry Blossoms festival in Japan.
The Japanese weather woman with the help of Japanese Cherry Blossom scientist will come on the telly and say exactly what day the blossom will be opening.

Comment by: Roy on 2nd May 2020 at 10:43

As Garry says, the big problem is that the beautiful display doesn't last long enough and we end up with pink pavements.

Comment by: Anne on 2nd May 2020 at 11:53

Certainly a beautiful spring vision but I do feel sorry for the car owners having to park beneath the trees......know what I mean?

Comment by: Pat McC on 2nd May 2020 at 11:57

I have done the same as you Irene - the deep blue off the sky against the vivid pink of the blossoms - one of the things in my 'memory box' - they're absolutely gorgeous.
Many, many thanks David for capturing such a lovely uplifting photograph.
Best wishes to everyone x

Comment by: Maureen on 2nd May 2020 at 12:05

My Grandma and Grandad lived at the top of our street,my Grandad had a beautiful cherry tree in his yard,he built a swing for myself as a little girl..and I spent many happy hours on that swing..however over time it became too big..my Grandad eventually chopped it down,the ground their house stood on is now covered over with Tarmac..but every time we pass our street I always look to see if it has pushed its way through..if I ever see that happen I will smile through tears.

Comment by: fw on 2nd May 2020 at 12:43

Pass through the arcade of Natures own keep,
Forget for a moment the sad talk we speak,
Pause in the sunshine and take it all in,
It won’t last forever this empty old din,
Smile as she bathes you ,
Soon she’ll be gone ,
Then remember the moment ..you three where one ...

For Ire

Comment by: irene roberts on 2nd May 2020 at 15:31

That's brought a tear, both Maureen and fw. Lovely sentiments from you both. xxxxx

Comment by: Cyril on 2nd May 2020 at 17:38

Mesnes Road too was lined both sides with Cherry trees, but over time and with new residents moving in and complaining that the blossom made a mess in spring, and also the leaves in autumn, so eventually they were removed, there's just one tree been left growing, though that's a Lime - I think. Chaucer Place also looked superb in late spring with the hanging mass of yellow blossoms on the Laburnum trees, though there's not many- if any of them left now, I haven't been past lately with the lockdown.

Comment by: Maureen on 2nd May 2020 at 20:54

Thank you Irene..memories are like gold dust aren't they...so precious.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 2nd May 2020 at 21:43

That's lovely Maureen I know you have great memories of your family and childhood as Irene, Veronica and myself do.We are so lucky to have brilliant memories of growing up when we did.

Comment by: Maureen on 2nd May 2020 at 22:43

Thank you Elizabeth..our memories make us what we are,I'm sure of that.

Comment by: Veronica on 3rd May 2020 at 09:03

I saw a quote somewhere - "The child is father to the man".... Makes you think....

Comment by: Johnny on 3rd May 2020 at 09:35

Lovely pic, David
The scene wouldn't look out of place in Japan !

Comment by: TitusC on 5th May 2020 at 00:02

Beautiful photo and thank you David.

Comment by: Robin Leigh on 25th May 2020 at 03:23

Wow! Not how I remember Swinley Lane! Is that the end of Holme Ave on the right?

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