Blossom has always been a symbol of new life, announcing a fresh start every year, and boy has it been grabbing our attention this month.
Billowing clusters of flowers adorn so many of our urban trees that it's easy to spot them from our windows, even if we can't get out.
The blossom from fruit trees and berry bushes is extremely prolific but delicate and are often gone with a gust of wind; it's always lovely to spot a beautiful pink carpet under a tree's canopy.
Blossom is not only good for our souls but great for wildlife too, whether that's bees on cherry and apple, or caterpillars and butterflies on goat willow and elderflower. And then later in the summer, song thrushes and blackbirds eat the fruit produced by these trees and badgers, mice, voles and foxes eat the leftovers that fall to the ground.
So celebrate Hanami (the traditional Japanese flower viewing) wherever you are and connect with nature to lift your spirits, even if it's just for a moment or so.
Until tomorrow x
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