Hello, thank you for calling in. We are enjoying lovely warm, sunny weather here and I am getting a bit excited about the weekend as I am off to the annual Poetry Festival in Much Wenlock on Saturday - I'll tell you more about it on Friday. In the meantime, to get us in the mood, here is a short poem which was published by A.E. Housman in 1896 in A Shropshire Lad and is accompanied by two photographs taken by me this morning.
Now, I may appear to be too late for Eastertide, but apparently the season of Easter lasts until Pentecost, which is in May, so I reckon I can get away with it and anyway, this tree was not in flower on Easter Sunday. I should also confess that this particular cherry tree stands not in any woodland but in my street, and very welcome she is, too. She is certainly the loveliest tree in the street.
See you on Friday for a bit more poetry.
Love, Mrs Tiggywinkle x