It’s late March, the spring equinox has passed, the sun is warming the earth again, and there are blooms everywhere. I love this time of year – it feels like the world is really waking up after the chill of winter.
First come the snowdrops, then the crocuses, daffodils and tulips. But the most magnificent show of the season is blossom, promising bounteous fruit come autumn-time.
This spring I wanted to focus on blossom, simply because it’s so beautiful.
If you stand next to cherry trees in spring, you can hear a strange, low hum. Look more closely, and you suddenly see they’re covered in feasting bees.
It’s been a long time since our apian friends had anything fresh to eat, so you can understand their enthusiasm!
The light in spring is gossamer-lovely too. This blossom, backlit in the morning rays, caught my eye.
Another tree that comes into its own in March is the magnolia. Magnolias are so special because of their short flowering season – you have to catch them while they’re out. Their architectural form is so elegant.
Spring snowfall leaves delicate petals on the ground like nature’s confetti, celebrating the end of winter and the joy of a glorious season renewed.