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My Solitudes : Print #10 : The River in Spring

"I hadn't realized it when here during the other seasons, but I now learn that there is an extra bonus to this spot that I have chosen for my camps. One of the trees on the opposite bank, upstream a few metres from where I sit, is a cherry. It's not a particularly large or showy one, but the branches do hang out over the water in an attractive way. It is now in bloom, although in this evening light the blossoms are little more than clusters of pale shadows against the dark background. When I open the tent flap in the morning this tree will be the first thing I see, and in that fresh new light it will certainly set the stamp of the season on this trip."