Wednesday, March 18, 2009

What was George Washington thinking?

Why would anyone chop down a cherry tree?
I am in love with this one that is in front of my house.

When I open my front door this is what I see.

It makes my heart happy.

A. E. Housman, a well known British scholar and poet wrote-

The Lovliest of Trees

Lovliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide.

Now, of my threescore years and ten,
Twenty will not come again,
And take from seventy springs a score,
It only leaves me fifty more.

And since to look at things in bloom
Fifty springs are little room,
About the woodlands I will go
To see the cherry hung with snow

Welcome Spring!


  1. It's lovely! I am so sad that our cherry tree died last year. Our yard without it just isn't the same. Your spring is ahead us. Only the daffodils are starting to bloom.

  2. Oh, a beautiful cherry tree! I don't know why anyone would chop down something that beautiful either!

    We're just beginning to see buds on our most beautiful trees- our dogwoods. Unfortunately, with that comes pollen season. With pollen counts in the quadruple digits. So we're making the most of our outdoor time before the pollen chases us indoors.

  3. What a beautiful tree! We had one similar in our yard years ago before we moved. I miss the gorgeous display of blossoms. You are blessed to have this art piece right outside your door. Thanks for sharing it, it helps me to know that spring isn't too far away.

  4. Beautiful tree, and thanks for stopping by my blog. We are going to Paris for three nights, and then by train to Cannes. While in Cannes, we will take side trips to Provence, Monte Carlo, and Nice. My only trip to France previously was a stop in Strasbourg while we were on a Rhine River cruise.

    England is on my list of places to visit.

  5. What beautiful displays of spring! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Your blog is so pretty and sweet! Off to blogline it so I can find my way back.

  6. What a gorgeous view from your front door! Your tree, your yard, and your neighborhood look beautiful!

    Happy Spring!

  7. What a beautiful sight to see when you walk out your front door. It's lovely.

    Thanks again, my friend, for all the helpful travel info. I will be printing all of it off and really thinking about the things we would love to do and see while in London.

    The weather has been terrific! I know you are enjoying it and I am, too. Have a great weekend and happy spring!!

    And thank you for praying for Jamie. I still have no news about it. I will share when I do.

  8. I agree with you...."What was George thinking?!!" Your cherry tree is beautiful.