A group of four blossoming Wild Cherry trees (Prunus avium) in parkland in Somerset, UK. Image © Stephen Spraggon.

Merry Wild Cherries

North Somerset

My local park contains an interesting mix of trees, including many Wild Cherries. In April their skeletal branch structure rapidly gains shape as their blossom develops and explodes in an awesome display. It lasts for just a few days, with each tree peaking at different points. I was lucky enough to be able to visit the trees every day and watch them change. I feel that this photograph captures the absolute peak of all four trees' blossom displays.

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