Blossom Gazing

When May comes and the blossom is out, the Japanese tradition of Hanami (cherry blossom gazing) comes to me.... Except, there are no cherries here, there are Hawthorn, Viburnums, Elder, and the tremendous breathtaking Apples... Apple blossom is the best of the blossoms. If I could only have one tree it would be an apple tree. … Continue reading Blossom Gazing

Got the Blues

Oh Boy! May has come and the garden and countryside is full of blue…. I stopped the car and photographed the bluebells in the hazel coppice and beech wood nearby. What the photographs can’t capture is the serene stillness in woods like this…. The dense woodland completely encloses you: no noises from outside intrude…. A … Continue reading Got the Blues