Posted by: christinelaennec | May 11, 2014

Blossom time in Helensburgh

Recently I had the chance to go to Helensburgh, just when the cherry blossoms were at their best:

Cherry trees in Helensburgh, late April 2014.

Cherry trees in Helensburgh, late April 2014.  I believe this is looking up James Street.

Helensburgh is west of Glasgow, on the north side of the River Clyde, which becomes very wide as it flows to the sea.  You can see the town of Greenock on the other side of the Clyde:

Blossoms in Helensburgh, with the River Clyde beyond.  Late April 2014.

Blossoms in Helensburgh, with the River Clyde and Greenock beyond. Late April 2014.  I think this is Colquhoun Street.

It was a warm morning, and such a pleasure to walk along under the beautiful trees:

Argyle Street, Helensburgh.  Late April 2014.

Argyle Street, Helensburgh. Late April 2014.

Argyle Street, Helensburgh.  Late April 2014.

Argyle Street, Helensburgh. Late April 2014.

It felt like being in a fairyland!  When we were still living in Aberdeen, we came to Helensburgh for a long September weekend, and I blogged about that here.  I’d heard that Helensburgh was beautiful at blossom time, and now that we live much nearer, I wanted to see it for myself.  I wasn’t disappointed!

If you’re interested in entering my little Isle of Harris giveaway, you still have nearly a whole week in which to leave a comment.

A Happy Mother’s Day to my American friends, and to everyone, I hope you’ve had (or are having) an excellent weekend.

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Responses

  1. You have a whole slew of pretty cherry trees here! 🙂
    Happy Mother’s Day to you, too! ♥ Luvz and hugz, Uncle Tree

  2. Wonderful blossom, a sight for sore eyes.

  3. Lovely blossoms! Happy Mother’s Day to you. 🙂

  4. The cherry blossoms are just beautiful! It must have been just delightful walking down the tree lined streets.
    Happy Mother’s Day to you too.

  5. Gorgeous! Cherry blossom is very uplifting, and I didn’t realise Helensburgh was such a hotspot for it.

  6. Sooo pretty! These photos remind me a lot of Ayr, though I guess that’s not entirely unexpected given they’re not worlds away. Lovely xo

  7. Soooooo beautiful, Christine! Thanks for posting xx

  8. Such beautiful blossoms!!! Helensburgh was the last stop that we could get to from the Airdrie train. I made it there several times — probably the loveliest stop on the train line for sure. There used to be a wonderful china shop there with teacups and mugs for a good price. But no longer open. 😦 There was also a hardware store we went into every time — what do they call them? Kitchen mongers maybe? 🙂 It is 42F right now and I must go to a soccer game. Pulling out several layers and my down coat. hoping that I can stay warm enough to enjoy the rest of the day. Yikes!!! It will probably be 95 in a week’s time for all we know!


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