Blog Your Blessings: Cherry Blossoms

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Cherry blossoms. Delicately splendid, sweetly scented cherry blossoms are this week's blessing. After Dell and I awoke in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, last week, we stepped into a world filled with cherry blossoms. Cherry blossoms festooned the street like a spring party and tinted the otherwise dull morning a soft pink.

After we came back to Connecticut, we stepped into our old familiar city and there found streets lined with cherry blossoms. Their ephemeral beauty makes my heart ache somehow. I wish they would stay around longer.

They were pretty. A pretty world, even for a short while, is more than enough blessing for me.

(The building in the photo above is the public library in Gettysbury, PA.)

Comments

  1. cherry blossoms are something to be cherished indeed.

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  2. Just one of many blessings to remind us of the newness of life we experience every spring.

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  3. I adore cherry blossoms. I really miss them since I rarely see any since moving to the south.

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  4. the blossoms are a promise of future blessing-the fruit.

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  5. Cherry blossom are always so attractive: we have many on the hills of Turin and in the countryside. I like the architecture of the public library too.

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  6. "Cherry blossoms festooned the street like a spring party and tinted the otherwise dull morning a soft pink."

    Wow! Sweet, Sandy
    Aloha

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  7. Spring is full of those ephemeral beauties that we long to keep. Their fleeting visit is what makes them so precious. Sort of like family or friends visiting. If you miss them when they depart you have had a great visit and look forward to the next.

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  8. Cherry blossoms are such a blessing. They're so beautiful and so brief they make us just *stop* everything to go look and enjoy them while they're still around: a very valuable lesson that I think most of us promptly forget.

    One of my favourite memories is walking with my sister under the cherry trees in Washington DC,and the tiny petals were floating all around us in the breeze as we walked. Magical.

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  9. All the more beautiful and cherished for being so fleeting. Love that you chose to depicts it in b/w - it sharpens the senses!

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  10. I am missing the pictures again, Sandy.

    anyway, nice reading your narratives...this one and the ones below :)

    wishes,
    devika

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  11. I found some breath taking photography here a gain Sandy!! Love the sky in the previous post, and the windows, and the statue ... all excellent work!

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  12. Standing under them-hearing the bees buzz and smelling the sweetness is magical and indeed a blessing!

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  13. Delicious smelling Cherry blossom, what a joy in the city. We have whole orchards full of Cherry blossom in the right season an also the ornamental double pink blossom too as street trees around Blenheim.

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  14. Anonymous9:25 PM

    Cherry blossoms are delicate and fleeting and part of home in my neck of the woods too. Nice shot.

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  15. Beautiful Sandy .. and I so agree with you. Remind me of that saying, rather have a little love then none at all.

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  16. I'm not sure that we have them here in OK. We have our own special blessings but I'll have to start asking around about cherry blossoms.

    Great post.

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  17. Good to know that your blessing this week are festive cherry blossoms. I've heard about those beautiful, bountiful and blooming cherries at the east coast. I am jealous.

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  18. there is this place in Austria where cherry trees go in bloom and cover all the landscape in white... they are so beautiful...

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  19. Yes, I have been enjoying them too and am glad I ahd my camera for part of their season anyway.

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  20. Ahh they're lovely and refreshing after this long winter.

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  21. Indeed. The cherry blossoms can even make DC look good.

    For a little while.

    Marvelous photo by the way. But you do that, don't you?

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  22. they are the definite sign that spring is here and summer is not too far behind!

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  23. Those blossoms look even more delicate next to the hard building. :)

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