Friday 8 May 2020

Cherry blossom special

When I suggested we devote this week's Nature Friday post to the beautiful cherry blossom which is softening the granite grey of our Aberdeen streets right now, Gail had the bright idea that I should wear something pink to coordinate with the trees.

I'll be honest with you, I had a nightmare flashback as I remembered the pink frock I once was forced agreed to wear in remembrance of Whitley, my Westie friend from Texas. But Gail assured me she had in mind something much more, er, macho, namely a bow tie hand knitted from some scraps of wool she'd recently found when cleaning out yet another long neglected cupboard.

I think we can all agree that this creation was not Gail's finest hour on the knitting front* - too big and floppy for a bow tie and too short for a scarf.

But thankfully the cherry blossom came up to scratch, which is all that matters for a Nature Friday post, as I'm sure our blog hop hosts Arty, Jakey and Rosy will agree.

*Apologies for the mixed wartime metaphor. We're been hearing too much about the 75th anniversary of VE Day this week!


  1. the cherry blossoms are wonderful... it looks like the kingdom of a princess ;O)

  2. Such pretty trees.

    And hey Bertie, real men wear pink. ;)

  3. You look most festive in your neckwear, Bertie, and your cherry blossoms are so beautiful!

  4. That bow tie could start a new trend Bertie, especially with your handsome good self wearing it!
    The cherry blossom is beautiful and how lovely to walk beneath the trees.
    Ours is usually at it's best in January, and my human says it's really spectacular in one of the local valleys.

    Inca xx

  5. We love the cherry blossoms. Our trees are not yet ready, but maybe next week the blossoms will open up. Nice bow tie too :)

  6. Hari OM
    Bertie lad, you deserve a medal for sporting the neckwear!!! Gails shots of the trees are also merit-worthy. So, on the whole, victory... hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  7. My handsome WFT friend, men in bowties make me swoon...that 4th photo of you wearing the bowtie on the side is purrrrrrfect and the pink does surely match your beautiful Cheery blossoms
    Hugs cecilia

  8. have to be a real man to carry off that scarf/tie...BOL! It does set off the blossoms well.

  9. We think Gail did a lovely job on your bow tie. The cherry blossoms look beautiful too.

  10. Bertie, you look very handsome in your bowtie - Gail did a great job!!! And we just got finished posting on another blog how much we LOVE cherry blossoms. Thank you for sharing.

    Woos, Lightning and Timber

  11. What a handsome sight you are in your bow tie under the beautiful pink cherry blossoms!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  12. Very pretty cherry trees and you do look quite nice in your bow tie!
    Mabel & Hilda

  13. You make the beautiful cherry blossoms even prettier.

  14. Oh, your cherry blossoms are FABulous my furiend! And I thinks your bow tie is most handsome! Better than Ma could have pulled off! bravo to your Gail!
    Ruby ♥

  15. What a beautiful spring day you had to parade about in your very handsome bow tie! You have the most scenic walks!

    Kiki and Rosie

  16. Whoa! Thanks for sharing, both the bow tie and the cherry blossoms!