Spring Blossom

Spring has arrived (at last!) and with it comes the gorgeous spring blossom! For the several years that David lived in Cambridge he enjoyed painting the old flowering Cherry tree in the front garden.

Spring

This tree with its abundance of blossom was the subject of several of David’s paintings, especially portraying the idyll of Spring and rural outdoor life with family.

Rural Life no2 March 1995 24x30

David could always find a poem or couplet for any event or season so we though we’d share the first verse of Wordsworth’s The Green Linnet:

W. Wordsworth – The Green Linnet
BENEATH these fruit-tree boughs that shed
Their snow-white blossoms on my head,
With brightest sunshine round me spread
Of Spring’s unclouded weather,
In this sequester’d nook how sweet
To sit upon my orchard-seat,
And flowers and birds once more to greet,
My last year’s friends together!

 

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