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'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Saturday, 26 November 2011

Flowering Cherry

Summer's here in the land of the Zeal. But just to back-track a few weeks to spring, I spotted three of these delightful flowering cherries, of all places, in the car park of the Warehouse in Morrinsville. I was newly released from Academic Toil and had time on my hands, so enquired of a staff member out smoking around the back if she knew the name of it. She hadn't even noticed them (how could one not see such gloriousity!?) but directed me to another staff member who had been working there a long time but who, when I asked, also had never seen them. When she had been out to have a look, she announced that she was fairly sure it was a 'blossom tree'. Sigh. Can anyone help? I confess I don't know much about flowering varieties of peaches, plums and cherries, but I'm almost certain it is a double 'flowering' cherry (as opposed to the fruiting varieties).


  1. I'm fairly sure that it's a blossom tree - the pink things on it are a dead give-away.

  2. What a goof you are Geeb. In the nicest possible way, possum.

  3. Of course it is flowering double cherry, unless it is flowering morning glory or flowering hibiscus or flowering clematis or flowering anemone or....

    Lots of blossoms look alike to me.

    Verification word is clutfula. Maybe it is flowering clutfula....

  4. Hmmm, I suppose anything's possible Robert.