Updated: Apr 2
The Glorious Cherry Blossom
Spring Is Here!
A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it, it just blooms.
white / ivory / pale pink / bright pink
in 1912, the US planted their first blossoms - a gift of friendship from Japan
they are thought to have originated from Eurasia/the Himalayas
are known as 'sakura' (a flowering blossom) in Japanese
Macon, Georgia has the most blossoms in the world
peak bloom usually starts around April 4th
Yoshinos (pale pink) are the most popular
Bath & Body Works sells a scented range
are Japan's national flower
is an ice cream flavor
petals are edible
🌸 The graceful glorious cherry blossom tree is one of the first things I think of at the start of Spring. Its beautiful blossoms dancing in the spring breeze give me such serenity and delight.
Popular Places to Watch the Cherry Blossoms
New York City, New York
Nashville, TN Dallas, TX
St Louis, MO Seattle, WA
RHS Garden Wisley, Surrey
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
RHS Garden Rosemoor, North Devon
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Rest of the World
Japan (multiple regions)
Jerte Valley, Spain
🌸 These photos are of Jes and I in Washington, D.C. when she turned 1 in March 2010 (She is now 15). Then we lived in Maryland, USA. Great Memories ☺️
Speaking of Spring, check out my feel good wellness checklist for Spring!
💙 Spring clean your mind and home
💙 seasonal produce
💙 find joy in nature
Checklist for Spring
And speaking of wellness... and Spring... beading is a relaxing delightful hobby. If you would like to learn how to make chic basic pieces of jewelry, check out my YouTube Channel Beaded Chic 101.