Spring blossom (at long last!)



So apparently spring has finally arrived at last! Not with a bang, obviously, but shuffling in like a kid who’s late for school again, staring at its shoelaces and shamefacedly muttering its apologies to Mother Nature as it slinks, red faced to its desk. A crappy simile, I know, but it has all been a bit underwhelming thus far.

But then I spotted this beautiful tree full of blossom as I walked through Old Isleworth (down by the river Thames in west London) on my way home from a friend’s house on Bank Holiday Monday. The sun was finally shining, the evening sky was an almost summery blue, and the loveliness of this tree just made me smile (and reach for my camera).

The walk I took (from the Brent Lea gate of Syon Park to South Street in Old Isleworth) is a very pleasant one indeed, even if you’re not a great walker. You can stop for coffee and cake at the Syon Park cafe, or have a beer at one of the several historic pubs in the neighbourhood if you want to take it slowly!

There are times in Syon Park itself when you can almost forget you are in London – and many of the beautiful Georgian and Victorian (and older) buildings along the route can even almost make you forget what century you are in. You can see more of my views of Old Isleworth on Flickr.

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2 comments

  1. shmoo7275

    Went to Windsor Great Park on Tuesday. Proper springtime! Saw our first Brimstone butterfly of the year and no less than two Peacocks (butterflies, not the birds)! Got a lovely picture of one which I’ll show you later. Loving this weather.

    • trickygirl

      It is lovely! Rose and I walked from Brentford to Ealing Broadway this morning, and all the trees were full of bud and blossom in the sunshine; a really pleasant walk.

      Windsor Great Park is brilliant for butterflies. I haven’t seen many here yet (definitely interested to see your photo!), but I have seen lots of big fat bumblebees already – hopefully it’ll be a good year for them.

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