Staveley Road Cherry Blossom
Readers capture images of the much-loved annual blooms
Local photographers have been out and about capturing images of the cherry trees currently in full bloom on Staveley Road. The display of pink blossom is a source of delight to residents of Grove Park as a sign of spring, although it is a short-lived delight.
Image by Jonathan Knight
The trees, many of them planted in the 1920s, were in full bloom recently though the recent windy weather has brought blossoms tumbling down creating a pink carpet on the road and pavements.
Picture- Andy Murray.
It is said that the Queen (and the Queen Mother before her) has often diverted her journey while en route from Windsor Castle to Buckingham Palace to view the Staveley Road blossoms. The Cherry Blossom shoe polish factory owned by the Mason brothers was situated in nearby Burlington Lane.
Picture Andy Murray
In Japan, cherry blossoms also symbolize clouds due to their nature of blooming en masse, besides being an enduring metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life, an aspect of Japanese cultural tradition that is often associated with Buddhistic influence.
Picture- Jonathan Knight
Picture- Andy Murray
May 11, 2013