Since the beginning of April I have been closely watching the cycle of nature working on our big old cherry tree. Last year it produced so many cherries that we have been able to enjoy them right through the winter. I like to have fruit and yogurt for breakfast and our own cherries are often on the menu.
Every year I have been amazed at how quickly the process from the blossom first appearing to cherry picking happens. Cherries are tiny fruit but blossom which appears in April which in turn produces luscious cherries ripe for picking around June 1st, is another amazing feat of Mother Nature.
I have taken a series of photos over the last two weeks to try and show this process.
This first collage is of photos taken on April 1st 2011.
Our Old Cherry Tree – April 1st 2011
Collage of photos taken April 3rd 2011.
Bees at work!
Blossom in close up.
A cherry – April 10th 2011
Cherries blowing in the wind earlier this afternoon 13th April 2011.
If you would like to see any of these photos enlarged or view the rest of the album you may do so by visiting
My Flickr Album Cherry Blossom Time - April 2011
I am linking to Outdoor Wednesday today to share these images with other lovers of the great “Outdoors”
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