It is only half way through January and the first blossom is appearing on our cherry tree. It was  a pear tree in Robert Browning’s “Home Thoughts from Abroad”, which …”Leans to the field and scatters on the clover / Blossoms and dewdrops – at the bent spray’s edge – / That’s the wise thrush; he sings his song twice over, / Lest you should he think never could recapture / The first fine careless rapture.” …We wait until April for the Wise Thrush to appear.The Wise Thrush-1