Spring: welcome cherry trees!

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Spring Greenwich Park 2017

After a beautiful autumn and a long winter here in London, I can say that everyone is waiting for colours, warmth and the spring flowers.

Here spring is a serious thing. The city gets very colourful and full of flowers everywhere – on the streets, stores, parks (such lovely parks). The parks all look beautiful with green leaves and a huge variety of flowers.

The London Ginger - Spring Greenwich Park 2017
But, every year, what really gets my attention are the cherry trees, especially at Greenwich Park, which is very close to home. Last week the cherry trees blossomed, and when this happens, what a visual it is. I went to the park to enjoy the view that got even more beautiful, as well as the weather, which was also perfect – sunny, warm and practically without a single cloud in the sky.

The London Ginger - Spring Greenwich Park 2017
The London Ginger - Spring Greenwich Park 2017
The cherry trees do not last long. They blossom and soon the flowers fall from the branches, so we rushed to see and take some pictures, (and everyone one else was there doing the same thing). The park was very crowded with people and their cameras, all admiring e registering this gorgeous view.
The London Ginger - Spring Greenwich Park 2017
The London Ginger - Spring Greenwich Park 2017
Here is a poem from one of my favourite authors: William Blake

“Sound the flute!
Now it’s mute.
Birds delight
Day and night;
Nightingale
In the dale,
Lark in sky,
Merrily,
Merrily, merrily, to welcome in the year.

Little boy,
Full of joy;
Little girl,
Sweet and small;
Cock does crow,
So do you;
Merry voice,
Infant noise,
Merrily, merrily, to welcome in the year.

Little lamb,
Here I am;
Come and lick
My white neck;
Let me pull
Your soft wool;
Let me kiss
Your soft face;
Merrily, merrily, we welcome in the year.”

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