Day Twenty-three

The theme for Becky’s April Squares challenge is ‘top’

    1. On Top of the World – summit, crown, peak or uppermost part of something
    2. Under the Big Top – topping or covering (or if you’re really lucky circus)
    3. Room at the Top – first or highest in position
    4. Cherry on Top – something made even more wonderful by becoming square
    5. Top and Tail – or maybe you’d prefer to play around with word combinations such as top dog, top stitch, top full, top line, top fruit, top hat, top secret, top knot, top drawer and top dollar!
Cherry (blossom) on top

On St George’s Day is there anything better to celebrate the English spring than with frothy clouds of cherry blossom against an azure sky. Other than my old pal Robert Browning, of course 🙂

April Squares | Day Twenty-three

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

18 thoughts on “Day Twenty-three”

  1. That’s lovely. I was caught in a cherry blossom ‘snow-storm’ the other day, which was quite something, especially as the sky was as blue as in your shot.

  2. Nice idea, Jude. I used to do a St George’s Day post every year, but it had little interest to readers.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

    1. No one seems to mention it. Funny how the Irish and Scots and Welsh are so proud of their nationality and the English appear embarrassed.

      1. Maybe if we had retained the Saint that actually had connections to England we might celebrate! As a child I presumed St George fought the dragon in England, somewhat confused when I actually learnt his history.

  3. what a gorgeous sight Jude . . . and those leaves are exactly the kind of leaves on a branch that have me puzzling for ages from a distance as to what the bird is!

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