A Tunnel of Cherry Blossoms 01
While the cherry blossoms in some other parts of Edinburgh have been blooming for a few weeks, the ones in the Meadows have just reached their height this week. There are several paths such as Coronation Walk and Jawbone Walk which cut diagonally across this large, much-loved open green space.
Each of these walks is lined with trees, and with the return of spring, the annual miracle has occured once more, the bare tree branches are alive with life, reborn, the rich canopies making the wonderful "tree tunnel" effect as you walk along the line of the path. This happens every spring, and every year I can't help but take photos of the same spots again, especially when the light is lovely as it was today, because it is magical and wonderful and lifts the soul, especially right now. I walked through this beautiful tunnel of petals with Charlie Mingus on my headphones and happily forgot all my worries for a few moments.
The two ladies in the first two pictures must have noticed me lining up my camera. I tried to get a couple of perspective shots down the "tunnel" with them in it for scale and human interest. They must have seen me and were smiling for my camera - I was so busy lining it all up I hadn't noticed their expression (they were about 25 feet away from me) until I got home and looked closely at the photos, a lovely little bonus!