Spring is in the air

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Spring is in the air

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So nice to see flowers again :clapping:
Up north we have some waiting to do ... and also here to compete with the 'wildlife' that just love the early spring flowers.
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Nice blossom! Do you know what the tree is?

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My guess would be blackthorn but Hans might know better.

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Either blackthorn or hawthorn.
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In which case it will be blackthorn as the 'rule' to distinguish blackthorn and hawthorn is:
    blossom before leaves = blackthorn
    leaves before blossom = hawthorn
While there are leaves on the plant in this photo they are still emerging, whereas the blossom is fully formed so this is an example of 'blossom before leaves'.

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Ah, OK. I didn't know that.
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Of course, there is always an exception that proves the rule so I maybe talking nonsense :crazy:
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In any case the blackthorns are all in full flower now, and the hawthorn won't be out for a few weeks yet
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Looks like a wedding veil. :smile:
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