Monday, 19 April 2010

Blooming Beijing

'Loveliest of Trees'

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

Now of my threescore years and ten,
Twenty will not come again,
And take from seventy springs a score,
It only leaves me fifty more.

And since to look at things in bloom
Fifty springs are little room,
About the woodlands I will go
To see the cherry hung with snow.
A.E Houseman

We have waited so long for these small buds to open

Now they have blossomed

These pink beauties are starting to break out

This year has the most amazing magnolias on show

Hope the wind stays away so we can enjoy them a while yet.


  1. Haha, I had to memorise that poem for IB English! It's a lovely one. Beijing does look beautiful with all those flowers. You've got some blooming fantastic shots :)

  2. P.S. When I posted that comment, the "password" I had to enter was MUFFIN! How perfect :)

  3. Your beautiful pictures perfectly match the mood of the poem (which is new to me!) Lovely


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