These 4 photos are of the ornamental cherry trees in and around the village. The blossom was abundant and beautiful but only lasted about 2 weeks. It looked lovely in the warmer days we had last week but is now more or less gone from the trees and collecting in corners like confetti in the aftermath of a wedding.
The few warm days we had, miraculously coinciding with the weekend of dog shows seems like a distant memory now as we are experiencing bitter winds and even showers of hail and sleet, with some thunder thrown in.
I'll say it again, as my granny and mother used to say, "Ne'er cast a cloot 'er May (or The May(blossom)) be oot!"
It's back to woolly jumpers and body warmers for me.