The theme for this weeks Gallery is April, and the photo I have included sums up April perfectly for me.

I took this photo on a trip to the park over the Easter weekend, and although it just looks like a picture of a tree, there are a couple of things I like about it. Firstly, if you look closely you can see St. Mary’s church, which is appropriate for an Easter photo and it’s special because it’s one of the oldest buildings in Southend on Sea, with parts of its architecture dating back to Saxon times. The tower you can see is from the 15th century. I like the way it looks like it’s peeking over, keeping an eye on us all, like an elderly relative!

The other thing I like is the fact that the tree in the middle has no leaves on it (it’s not dead, I checked!), which really illustrates a British April for me, a month that can bring beautiful spring sunshine, but can also revert back to wintry weather in a trice.

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