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Flowering Cherry 2017 Growth and Autumn Colour

A quick update for the records of this flowering cherry last posted here

I’ve finally got more backbudding and after a couple of years free growth I’ve got more to work with and the trunk is slowly maturing in age and girth.¬† 33 more words

Autumn Colour

Ohara Koson Woodblock Prints

This past week saw me add a couple of #woodblock prints to my collection. The artist is #OharaKoson (1877-1945). Koson’ history is somewhat vague. He was born Ohara Matao in Kanazawa in the province of Ishikawa and is believed to have begun his artistic studies in painting and design at the Ishikawa Prefecture. 226 more words


What If Trump Chopped Down The Cherry Tree?

There is a myth when George Washington was six-years-old he received a gift of a hatchet from his father. Trying out his new hatchet, he chopped on and severely damaged a cherry tree on the plantation. 286 more words

Signs of Autumn.

Walking around Our Garden@19 the other evening there were some notable signs of autumn, not least in the temperture.

Some of the plants are starting to develop their seasonal colours. 202 more words



A European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris), or Common Starling in the neighbours Cherry tree.


COUNTDOWN: 60 Days to 60

Today is Monday, July 31st, 2017 and it is the 10th day until my 60th Birthday.

Favourite Birthday Gift EVER: ¬†……

I am so blessed to say this is very difficult to say. 144 more words


Community Gathers To 'Celebrate Life Of Trees Murdered By Tree Killer'

BALTIMORE (WJZ) —¬†Residents in one Catonsville neighborhood are gathering to remember cherry trees that have been “murdered by a tree killer.”

Someone has attacked dozens of Japanese cherry trees on an Edmondson Ave. 75 more words