The flowers on the fruit trees are fading, so it's time for me to show you a retrospective of some of the many photos I've taken of blossom this spring. The RHS suggested in mid-February that we were due a good year for blossom, and anecdotally that seems to have been true. Just a few weeks ago I got into conversations with 4 strangers in 48 hours about cherry and wisteria blooms—something that maybe I'm amazed I'm doing, since I didn't really start paying attention to plants until a couple of years ago.
I'm going to keep this relatively minimal on commentary, and focus on the pretty pictures, since that's what you're probably here for. There are 92 of them (+1 bonus.)
The thieves are out as the buds boom
The slow end... for now
And with that, spring blossom season draws to a close. It's been a long one, and I know it sounds trite, but it truly is wonderful to pay attention to the world around us hewing itself to be ready for another summer. You can easily see why viewing cherry blossom is practically a national tradition in Japan.