festival of spring #7

I am going to join in with Dawn’s Festival of Spring which will last for 10 -12 weeks in celebration of this season and share something that is happening in or around my neighbourhood each week.

May is when the blossom appears – frothy clouds of pink and white, as long as the wind and rain holds off. Such a joy to see.

“And after April, when May follows,
And the white-throat builds, and all the swallows!
Hark, where my blossomed pear tree in the hedge
Leans to the field and scatters on the clover
Blossoms and dewdrops – at the bent
spray’s edge –
That’s the wise thrush; he sings each song
twice over,
Lest you should think he never could recapture
The first fine careless rapture!”

~ Robert Browning  from Home-Thoughts, from Abroad

32 Comments Add yours

  1. I’m loving the show of blossom all around and your photos are lovely. Love the poem too. 🙂

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Sally.

  2. Toonsarah says:

    Beautiful blossom photos and the perfect poem to accompany them 🌸

    1. Heyjude says:

      A brief time, but it is always a joy to see the blossom.

  3. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Love blossom, fabulous photos

  4. Beautiful images, Jude – nothing like a world full of blossoms to lift the heart.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Where my daughter lives many of the streets have ornamental cherry trees planted in the verges, it looks stunning at this time of year.

  5. May is certainly a colourful month in Cornwall! Love that first photo 💞.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Not so much blossom in Cornwall though as other parts of the country, most of these photos are from the NT gardens.

  6. Ann Mackay says:

    Gorgeous blossom! Our front garden is now studded with pink petals after the rain – but it’s lovely while the blossom lasts.

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