I took these photos of an apple tree in blossom this week. I've always loved this time of year when everything is blooming and life is springing up all over the place. The petals all look so delicate and charming and this year i've learnt of a Japanese tradition called Hanami, when a picnic is taken under the blossom of an apple or cherry tree. The idea of this really caught me and i've been looking out and spoting trees in bloom since.
Perhaps because spring flowers are all so pretty and come in such a graceful pallet i've found these influences creeping into my recent work and i've just finished a set of new greeting cards which I hope to post later this week. The designs all seem to have flowers in them and all use a fresh and light range of colours. Quite delightful.