Cherry trees are really widely spread all over Germany.
Mainly the blackheart / schwarze Herz-Kirsche (Prunus avium subsp. juliana), a cultivated species of Prunus avium, known as wild cherry, sweet cherry, bird cherry, or gean.
Currently you see the cherry trees blossoming at every turn.
Especially in front of dark edges of the wood you see many of our wild or cultivated cherry trees.
Compared to Asia, notably compared to Japan, we here in good old Germany normally don't generate such an hype around the cherry blossom season.
Here the cherry tree is just a fruit tree like many other indigenous fruit-bearing trees: apple, pear, plum, mirabelle trees.
This means that with the exception of some 'Japanese style gardens' in some of our town or city parks, the cherry trees can be found in gardens, but most commonly in rural areas just standing on forest or flower meadows like in the photo above.
In some regions you even find cherry tree plantations.
But not in the region where I am at home.
So last Friday afternoon, right on my way back home from work,
I took a break eight kilometers away from my hometown.
With my "multi-purpose Red Porsche Killer" I diverted from my primary route to an agricultural road.
There I found the cherry tree meadow with round about 20 trees in full bloom.
This is definitely what we can call "in full bloom" or "full-blown", isn't it???
My hot tip to take photos of the blooming trees standing in a row: take a telephoto lens (if possible) and use an open aperture to "shrink" the trees together.
I hope my "Sea of Blossom" series was not too exhausting for you the last four weeks.
Next time I definitely focus on other topics as well again.
Last but not least some close-ups of the blackheart blossoms...
And once again an experiment with some textures...
...but I'm far away from being deeply contended with my result.
Less is more - is still my precept when editing photos!
The better the original material, the less postprocessing a photo needs.