Each spring the cherry grove on the Swarthmore College campus goes through its wonderful cycle of blooming pinks and whites, then transitioning to full green. Each morning over the past month I have visited the grove while walking our golden retriever, Qhubeka. The cherry grove is the area of campus we refer to as the “wide wide world” because that’s the way our guys thought of it when they were growing up.
Below are two sets of images documenting the changing colors during this interval. The first group shows the tree planted in honor of our son Wes, from April 1 to April 30. The second group shows a panorama from a bench at the northeast corner of the cherry grove, all taken in morning light.