Different Prunus species are flowering, one after another. It is always a joy to photograph them, the contrast between their exuberant flowering, dull grey btranches and then the first tender green of new leaves. They are signs of spring, even if, like this year, spring is cold and dark.



This Prunus here is of botanical and cultural interest. It is a new branch of a very old plum bush planted long ago, surely before the ‘40-’45 war. The agricultural fields that surrounded it have disappeared since tens of years. I never found fruits on this bush, only when it flowers it is possible to recognize it as such. If you really look you can see its flowers are slightly different from thos of more common plums.

Remnant of a world that has disappeared.