Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Where I grew up in a suburb of Cork City called Ballyphehane,the local corporation had the foresight at the time to plant these beautiful cherry blossom trees all along the main road on both sides.This was back in 1956 approx.To this day they flower and add so much to the area,a few of them have had to be chopped down due to disease or for safety reasons.The cherry blossoms were put alongside evergreen trees which have their own beauty too but I love to take a trip out to see the pink cherry blossoms which seem to be at their best around now.

Trees by Joyce Kilmer
I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the sweet earths flowing breast
A tree that looks at God all day
And lifts her leafy arms to pray
A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair
Upon whose bosom snow has lain
Who intimately lives with rain
Poems are made by fools like me
But only God can make a tree.


  1. Wonderful place you live.. And blooming trees are like a heaven... I like your country so much. Best wishes...

  2. What a lovely poem and tribute to the cherry tree! Nice post, Kathleen.

  3. I saw the cherry trees near the Lough during the week and they looked fantastic. glad I am not living too near them though as the blossom blows everywhere!

  4. They are so beautiful. I love the delicate colour. We have some roads like that too. In my road we have a mixture of trees including cherry blossom. The Crab Apple has lovely blossom too but what a mess the apples make when they fall onto the road and pavement.


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