parkviews.org.uk in the week after I have posted this blog you will see a version of this pic which shows just Steve's face. Susan says he is 'just looking up'. Me? I see a man enjoying a 'happy moment' of sorts, as Graham explains how to tell the flower of a chery tree from that of a apple tree. The tree they holding onto is a 'Pillar Apple', also known as a 'Chonosuki's Crab', which was introduced to England from Japan in 1897.
Yesterday morning was really enjoyable. Steve and Graham were great. I was going to an afternoon lecture in town, but by the time we had finished and walked home (all of fifty yards at most) for lunch, it was too late and I didn't mind one bit. I was still on a high of my own and away with the trees, if not the fairies. If you want to unwind for a couple of hours, then go and see Dave in the park, pick up a 'Tree Trail' leaflet and enjoy.
Nottingham born novelist Alan Sillitoe died today at the age of 82. His best known works were Saturday Night and Sunday Morning and The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner. He left school at 14 and worked at the Raleigh bicycle factory in Lenton until he went off to do his natonal service in his late-teens.