The cherry tree's distinctive white blossom makes it beautiful & recognizable.
Even the following photos won't do justice to the angelic beauty of a humble cherry tree. Almost overnight the white plumage appears and I have to say, it is so stunning to behold that spending a minute or even an hour admiring their bloom is part of it. The white is brilliant in hue, ( none of this egg shell or off-white ) offset by the darkness of the branches and re-inforced by the blue of the skies.
Yesterday I decided to stop and take photos of the various cherry trees scattered all over the vineyards and our neighbourhood. When they were first planted all those years ago, they were a source of income. The fruit was either sold or formed part of keeping a family fed throughout the year. You know, making jam and so forth.
Growing fruit trees wasn't just for show or a hobby. No, they helped financially. Living the easy life now ( you know, just popping into the supermarket for everything ) we forget that fruit comes from trees and milk from cows and most importantly: Wine comes from grapes...