At this time of year my daily walk often takes a left turn down Winterbrook Road in Herne Hill for the spectacular cherry blossom.

The Yoshino trees were planted less than a decade ago as an experiment – Yoshinos are usually for parks – but they have been such a success and I doubt I am alone in looking forward to their appearance every spring. It was this time of year when I first saw Dulwich in the daytime and decided that I’d try to find a place to live here. 30 years later, still here.

I always walk with my camera but I hadn’t expected that the blossom would also attract so many of the local parakeets – though in these times of the virus I wonder if they may be panic eating? After all, the blossom won’t be available for much longer. Maybe like me they are already looking forward to next year? See here for more about the trees.