Sheer Bliss

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?


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7 Responses to Sheer Bliss

  1. Ray Barnes says:

    Yes,trees and sky do it for me too. Though for me there doesn’t have to be blossom, or even leaves. Somehow the tree, bare branches against a blue, grey or even a black sky, makes a spiritual link with the Creator which calms and quietens me even in turbulent times.

  2. t says:

    Well, you know my favorite place involves nature and I will surely share that. Thanks for participating.

  3. Dianne says:

    You will think I am a heathern, but my favorite place is my easy chair after a few hours working in the garden of course. Dianne

    PS tried to find you on WW but got the message your settings were ‘private’ so you try to find me at Dianne701.

  4. Mina says:

    My favourite place is any sandy beach on the west coast of Scotland, preferably with sun shining and only a moderate wind.

  5. Liz Gibson says:

    Trees are brilliant, and contemplating them helps me keep life in perspective. Thanks for this, and it has indeed been lovely weather this last few days.

  6. LC says:

    I will echo Ray. I think that is why I find our trips to the Smoky Mountains so healing and restorative. And sometimes there the canopy is so thick in summer that even the sky is visible only in patches. Hope your spring blossoms delight in spite of erratic weather!

  7. freda says:

    Dianne, sorry I can’t seem to find you on facebook either….. I expect it is my fault and not the technology.

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