Spring is well and truly here and I had honestly been waiting for this time of year. Pink trees make anywhere look pretty, yes, even Slough. They are a dream to photograph, looking like candyfloss growing on trees.
And then lockdown hit.
With two kids and the need to stay home, my time has been spent homeschooling and entertaining them indoors, and I haven’t been able to take many floral photos like I usually do. Although I have a great view of the town centre from my window, there are no blossom trees in my view.
That’s where the lovely Slough Instagram community came to my rescue and started sending me their photos of blossom trees. Photos from their gardens, their streets and walks during their daily outside exercise allowance. They have really cheered me up and I have been sharing on Instagram stories to keep everyone smiling. Because everyone loves a blossom tree, right? Below are a few of my favourites.
I wrote in a previous post about the Slough regeneration plans that my pipe dream is for the streets of Slough to be lined with cherry blossom trees. Well, some of the streets actually are! I discovered one in Langley back in March, and there is also this street in Slough near Stoke Poges Lane.
Photo credit: Instagram @annemarie_mac
Looking like candy floss, this tree near Wexham Secondary looks good enough to eat. (I wouldn’t really eat it, obvs)
Photo credit: Instagram @nyrajohn
I am loving this close-up of white blossom in Cippenham.
Photo credit: Instagram @mummabee09
A beautiful sunset capture of blossom in Lascelles Park.
Standing tall and proud in Gosling Road.
Photo credit: Instagram @kully_kaur_mann
White blossom in Salt Hill Park.
There’s something about the white blossom against a white sky, it almost makes it seem like snow.
Source: Instagram @piccolo_singh
A gorgeous close-up of blossom in Langley.
This Instagrammer has taken some really beautiful photos from her sunset walks with her dog.
Source: Instagram @spookyspoof
And here is one of my own photos of that blossom tree lined street in Langley.
Thank you to everyone who has sent in their photos. Slough is looking bloomin’ beautiful at the moment.