‘Describe your Favorite Tree’ by Shehryar Mir


They look like that always. Long bushy, bright white, leafy caps and long light powder covered green and brown barks. The tree’s branches are no where to be seen! They are hidden under the cone shaped green baskets of leaves, which are further hidden by pink flowers.

Their green color is very enthralling. The flat, round, bushy leaves look the same all year long. Their long leaves seem to have even smaller capsules of white coloured flowers. The tree bark is thick and also has traces of purple and ruddy hues, which look like powder green at a distance. The striking tree looks magnificent on the frozen ice follicles. The hidden brown branches glow under the layers of pink flowers. The brown bark has the same white glitter dusted all on its perimeter.

From a distance it is hard to comment if the leaves are flowers or the flowers are the leaves. The snow-white leaf of the luscious tree has roots coated in rosy hues. The delicate and intricate little pink flowers rest lightly on the white leaves. This is a match made in Heaven. The long barks have even longer flowering buds, which glow. The little rosy little pink flowers look alike. This gives a monochromatic picture of a tree.

There are long shoots, which have tiny little budding white flowers. The flowers add on a plethora of colors as it blooms, the pink being its finest. The long roots have the same crimson and brown hue of the bark, coated with layers of snow. The snow seems jealous of the rosy and lush tree. The large surface area of the rather basket shaped leaves catches the eye. The abundance of pink flower is not overpowering but rather compliments the whole visage of the tree.

There are little bean like structures next to some of the flowers; they are too in the same snow pink hue. The little flowers have lighter ends and darker in the middle.

The sweet smell hits everybody. The smell is reminiscent of candy. The lovely little tiny white leaves and little flowers frolic in the air when it hits them.

Looking at it brightens up the mood. Its adorned shiny bark can make anything silver jealous and every glitter envious. Its beauty feels ostentatious but it is not. This is the Japanese cherry blossom tree, my favourite tree.


About froebelianwriters

I am an English Language teacher teaching O'Levels Edexcel and CIE A Levels at Froebel's International School, Islamabad. I am also working as a Subject Specialist Literacy consultant for the same school. Writing and reading has always been a passion and I try my utmost to instill these habits and hobbies in my students as well. I can be reached/contacted at fabbas227@hotmail.com or 03365287335 Happy reading!

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