Sunday, 9 March 2008

Evening Blossom - before the storm

Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide.
A.E. Housman

Blossom against the evening sky - just before twilight
This evening there are storm warnings - overnight winds of 70-80 miles an hour are forecast.
I recall the storms of 1987 when the south of England woke to large mature trees strewn across roads like matchwood, much structural damage, and some loss of life. It is hard to imagine on this still calm but chilly Spring evening - let us see what tomorrow brings.