Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Loveliest of Trees

Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough

Pink, rather than white, like Housman's cherries, but still a magnificent sight all around Christchurch just now.

On the other hand, spring has it's downside. I finally realised that my frequent gritty heavy-eyed feeling is not tiredness, it's an allergy. It's never been a problem for me before, but apparently pollen counts are very high this year after a strange winter - more snow than usual, but also wetter, and warmer on average.

Let's hope the pollen counts settle down soon.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Catherine that blossom is wonderful!