This is a bit of a cheat photo – because so far our cherry tree is not yet fully into bloom. We had a few days of summery weather 5/6 weeks ago, then it turned back into winter with frosts, wind and rain, so the buds were badly frosted. Today is a balmy 21C so I stood under the tree hoping for the same sense of spring, but it is not quite happening yet. The blossom will probably not be as beautiful as last year, though I shall keep my fingers crossed.
Tabor at her blog has been asking readers to describe their favourite place or situation. Mine always includes sunshine and usually involves a clean terrace, cool drink and a sun lounger under a brolly. But I am always happy when I look up into the heavens through the branches of a tree. And that works whether it is summer or winter, wet or dry. There is a sense of peace and being at one with creation. My favourite place on any day is a tree celebrating spring with a riot of flowers. Looking up into the colours and shapes makes me feel rich beyond belief.
How about you?