Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Last autumn I wrote about the beautiful show that the tree outside my office put on for my enjoyment. It took a break for a few months, letting the winter sun through its branches to attempt to warm up my, at the time freezing, office.
Well the office aircon is fixed, the weather is warming up, and my tree is back delighting me. The whole thing is now covered in massive balls of heavy, pink blossoms. Not content with multiple layers of delicately ruffled petals, this tree produces its flowers in clusters so heavy that the branches are actually weighed down by them. It looks fantastic.
Many of the other blossom trees are already on the way out, being taken over by bright shiny new leaves, but as long as the wind doesn't blow too hard I think I've got a good few weeks of enjoyment still to go with this magnificent tree.