Two years ago we planted a cherry tree on our allotment.  This week we have harvested our first crop of delicious, juicy fruits. What more is there to say?

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Ray Henderson expressed the feeling best in his lyric, here performed by Judy Garland:

Life is just a bowl of cherries
Don’t take it serious, it’s too mysterious
You work, you save, you worry so
But you can’t take your dough when you go, go, go

So keep repeating it’s the berries
The strongest oak must fall
The sweet things in life, to you were just loaned
So how can you lose what you’ve never owned?
Life is just a bowl of cherries
So live and laugh at it all

For more on the cherry, see the blog post written in May after listening to Fiona Stafford’s essay on the Cherry tree from her Radio 3 series, ‘The Meaning of Trees’.

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