Gathan Beaga

this year's blossom

I have had this habit of posting a photo from each year’s blossoming of the cherry tree on our front lawn. This year is no different. And, I am actually quite pleased with this shot, with the dark fern fronds making quite a good background:

Cherry blossoms

My attempts to catch (photographically) some of the tui that are swarming the tree have been less successful. Every time they see me, they bugger off.

Previously: 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005. The blossom seems quite a bit earlier this year… but maybe it hasn’t fully come out yet.