Saturday, April 21, 2007

"Loveliest of trees..."

Merisier.
I don't really recall these wild flowering cherry in any profusion in England, although I do remember two wildings I was very fond of on a roadside near where we lived in Dorset; one had dark juicy small fruit, rather like morellos, the other larger and redder, both sour but good for cooking.
Housman's wild cherry must have been there for him to have written about it; perhaps I was just not in the right place at the right time, they are very fleeting.







6 comments:

Tall Girl said...

Oh, yum!

annie said...

weaving wildling
twist your branches round my wrist
winds jealous, we dance

Jan said...

Lovely photos, Lucy, and Annie's piece too.

Dick Jones said...

Great pics. Wild cherry is in profusion around here - North Herts.

Lucy said...

TG - Thanks; sometimes they set very hard, very small fuit, not very yum!
Annie - lovely to see you, dear heart, that's a real treasure for a comment, thank you!
Jan - thanks,
Dick - thanks too; well there we are, and that was where I grew up, but I don't remember noticing. I think I've gone round at least half of my life with my eyes closed.

Granny J said...

Wow!