The tree is a Prunus sub Autumnalis Rosea - Autumn - Winter flowering cherry. On the cold and grey days it's tiny pink flowers provide much needed cheer. When the sun is shining bright they come to life, dancing in the light. Their colour is a gentle pastel pink, not the bold colours you get in the summer months, it somehow seems to reflect the winter light.
|Pink Flower on a cold and bright winters day|
|Such pretty, delicate flowers|
|Cheering up a grey day|
|Dancing in the sunlight|
|The tree in its beauty against the cold sunny sky|
The tree flowers late October to February. I really love it come November and December when it lights up these dark and cold months. They are the months when there are no real signs of life in the garden, the bulbs have not started to peek through as they do in January, giving you hope for spring.
So I want to say thank you to my beautiful cherry tree for making those hard months a little bit easier.