|Hard to believe it, but this is quite simply the best apple tree|
|Beautiful Springtime - Plum blossom bursts forth first heralding the new season|
|The first cherry blossom I spotted this year|
|A frozen shower of catkins on a Hazel tree|
|Cherry tree bark - easily identified when you know what to look for|
Catkins are also a type of flower and even through February you can spot Hazel stands by observing them. They always look to me like tiny isolated rain showers, frozen into the hedgerows. The straight stands of hazel sticks and branches become fairly easy to distinguish soon too.