You will not be surprised if I tell you that this is not the Scottish Borders. Nor it it March 2011. It's June 2006, B and I have just celebrated our first wedding anniversary, L is a twinkle in our joint eyes and we are at the Pont du Gard.
I could have, or perhaps should have, taken a picture of a tree in our garden, or in the park, or on the way to nursery this week for the Gallery, but I know lots of others (click the Gallery link to see them) will post cheery Spring-like blossomy pictures, and while it remains dreich and miserable (and snowy, at the weekend, although only in that slushy, melt by lunchtime, make a mess of the bottom of your jeans way) and the trees remain resolutely un-photogenic, I thought I'd cheer myself up.
So here you have it. Self-indulgent trees. Roll on Summer holidays!
Oh, and if you're not familiar with the adjective "dreich", there's a great definition here. Needs more usage, I say, because it's definitely not limited to Scotland.