The Canberra Sakura is in full cry right now with stone fruit trees across the city in magnificent blossom.
In the spirit of the occasion I took a walk down, in my view, the best part of Canberra for this. So here’s what Toms Crescent in Ainslie is looking like for the next few weeks.
Along this short, quiet street with unexceptional houses some far sighted city founders laid down an alternating pattern of fir trees and (I think) plum trees.
The rising sap of the fir trees is thick in the air, and the blossoms are heavy on their trees.
It certainly feels like being in the middle of an enchanted forest.
Complete with friendly, photogenic critters.
The blossoms lie thick on the ground
And the best thing is that when you get to the end of the road you can turn around and walk back through it.
I do wonder if we couldn’t be marketing this to the Japanese.