Monday, 3 May 2010

Blossom bonanza

What a difference a week or so makes... Suddenly the blossom (buds virtually invisible to the eye before I went on holiday) bursts forth in a riot of exuberance. This is the scene about 100 yards from my house. The colour makes a very ordinary urban scene look quite rural and pretty. The low building is not a barn (ha!) but a row of garages. These are a much sought-after commodity in Saltaire. One was for sale recently and I imagine it fetched a price reminiscent of a beach-hut on the south coast!

I do love this time of year, and always enjoy seeing this row of (I think) cherry trees in bloom. There are two sorts: dark pink and light pink, and the combination is very attractive. Their blossoming is usually a cue for a bout of wild and windy weather. In a week or two, the whole street will resemble the street of a thousand weddings, as all the petals drop to the ground like so much confetti.

8 comments:

  1. I'm wondering what BONANZA is! not in my dictionnary, and for me it was the title of a western serie tv show when I was a kid!

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  2. They are very pretty trees. Certainly dresses up the garages.

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  3. Our neighbours have a tree like this in their garden. As soon as the blossom appears, along comes the wind and rain. Pretty, while it lasts though.

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  4. Hi Malyss - I think 'bonanza' is a US word - we use it to mean 'a large output' of something, especially when there is an element of luck, wealth and good fortune involved. We'd use it to describe a lottery win perhaps, or a shop giving away lots of free things. I think it dates back to mining times - a bonanza mine. It was a TV show too!

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  5. 100 yards from this? You live in paradise!!!

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  6. Oh beautiful! Lovely words, as well!

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  7. Bonanza was a long running US TV show and one of my favorites! That is a beautiful color.

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  8. That image is gorgeous and the last sentence of your post is awesome! ~Lili

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