Blossom Edit

Light pink blossom flower

Spring is well and truly underway. I must confess that it is my favourite time of the year. I will often claim that I love autumn because of the rich hues, this is true, however, Spring is simply the prettiest and most magical time of the year. 

From late April into early May sees the blossom in full flow. The acid green beech leaves, gentle haze of blue and pretty yellow primroses, what’s not to love? It’s a season of growth and the delights of summer are still to come.

Being able to sit and be outside is one of the joys of this time of year, however I am grateful if its still chilly for a wool throw or lambswool jumper to keep me warm.

Country Mouse has a few suggestions to complement and celebrate blossom season. Blossom comes in many shades of white, pinks and reds. I make no apology for adoring sugar pink cherry blossom.  Please do let me know which is your favourite colour in the comments below.

Blossom is celebrated as a festival. It is steeped in history and ancient tradition. People head outdoors to spend time appreciating natures beauty. Hanami is act of flower viewing in Japan and is an ancient tradition. Just simply appreciating the beauty of nature. The blossom season in Japan involves outdoor parties and picnics. I think this is a wonderful way to celebrate the blossom season. If you have blossom in your garden, local park or National Trust property do go and visit it, take a picnic and enjoy the fleeting beauty of nature.

If you want a wool throw to take with you, a pretty pink throw is perfect accompaniment. If, you think that may be too much pink, we do have many other colours to choose from. Here are a few suggestions:

To fully enjoy the spring blossom experience, I suggest visiting Kew gardens. The cherry walk is stunning. It has two parallel rows of 15 cherry trees. I have had the pleasure of being here when they were in full bloom. Batsford Aboretum in Gloucestershire also has amazing cherry trees. Their acers in autumn are equally spectacular. There is even a 50 mile sign posted trail in Worcestershire called the Blossom Trail. Always check with the venues and websites for up-to-date information.

Wherever you are - enjoy the blossom.

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