February 17th – The day after one of the worst rainstorms I can remember, I was in Telford.
The trains I needed mercifully had not been terribly badly affected.
It was still windy and damp, and rather chilly – so I was surprised to spot this blossom by the cycleway through Stafford Park.
I was initially confused, then remembered some odd species of cherry blossom early, before the leaves come on.
An early but wonderfully unexpected beauty.