Apart from yesterdays’ blast of winter snow showers, I have been enjoying the bright clear spring air during my hour or so of solo, distanced, cycling. The blossoms are all pushing out and seem earlier than last year, probably as a result of a mild winter.
I know that some of the early cherries on the Mauerweg really came into force last weekend, even though I remember it being mid April last year, it doesn’t matter as much because they are ornamental rather than crops and won’t ruin the fruit.
With the lockdown continuing until the end of April, the display will be for the exclusive enjoyment of Berliners. Even more so from late April- Early May when the other cherries come out at Bornholmer and Mariendorf. Last year, I was doing Berliner Mauer guided cycle tours and would use the 2 week window to take groups around the Bornholmer kleingarten kolonie and along the blossom lined Mauerweg.
Keep getting out whilst you can and enjoy this wonderful time of year. If you can’t be in big groups, being at one with nature for an hour a day will keep your mind healthy.