Friday, April 5, 2019

Cherry Blossoms

For the last week, I've been out of town, and have now returned from a second trip to Japan. And this year, we hit cherry blossom season!

Susan in the cherry blossoms

Though the temps were cold (45-50F), the blossoms were absolutely beautiful! We saw blossoms by boat, at the Chidorigafuchi moat on the Imperial Palace grounds in Tokyo.

cherry blossoms by boat

With clear skies that morning, the trees and setting were absolutely stunning,


and loaded with blossoms!

cherry blossoms on Chidorigafuchi

The trees were also beautiful in parks, like these in Shinjuku Gyoen National Park.

Shinjuku Gyoen National Park

This tree lined path was incredible!

cherry trees in Shinjuku Gyoen National Park

We took a few close ups of the blossoms,

cherry blossoms

and they're just so incredibly beautiful it almost makes one cry.

beautiful cherry blossoms

Now I totally understand why these blooms are a big deal - the trees are loaded and appear to be dusted with snow. With striking dark tree limbs, and trees planted en masse, the blooms are impressive. Our next goal is to see the trees in Washington, D.C., which by the way, were a gift of almost 5000 cherry trees from Japan in 1912. If you ever get the chance to see them, either in Japan or D.C., do so - you won't be disappointed!

Once my jet lag clears, I'll be back to quilting - see you next week!

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  1. My son is in Japan right now, arrived there yesterday. He sent us a photo of a blossoming cherry tree. They are so gorgeous!

  2. Oh my, such beautiful photos! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Wow. They are breathtaking. I remember my folks going to DC to see them and came home completely impressed.

  4. Thx for sharing and yes the Trees are beautiful in DC!

  5. Oh my goodness, the pictures are wonderful and I can see why you say the cherry trees with all the blossom's could almost make you cry!! they are beautiful!!

  6. You are so lucky to see those cherry blossoms. It is my dream to get to see them. They are just amazing.

  7. Susan, they are incredibly beautiful! Now I understand why I have seen many photos of blossoms in Japan.

  8. I've seen the cherry blossoms in DC and here in my hometown of Allentown. To see them in Japan would be a dream come true.

  9. You hit it at the right time of year! Great time to be in Tokyo!!!


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