21.5.12







After the (many) overlapping months, I should have something to say. An unnecessary excuse, a monotonous detail of my life that I try to make interesting, flowery language to beget ornate visions of flowers. I was overtaken by hanami season. There were daily cherry blossom viewings. Sakura daifuku. Oukashigure. Cherry blossom sparkling sake. Sakura gum. Grand plans with T. to make a map of all of the cherry blossom trees in New York City with rudimentary watercolors by yours truly. Somehow, it feels like we've seen them all (charting the progress of various gardens, parks, and tree-lined avenues), yet we haven't seen enough.

I wrote the above nearly a month ago, at the tail end of hanami season. Since then, I have locked in my memory evening meetings down Cherry Blossom Lane with tuna sashimi and peppercorn sake, the day spent under the raining Kanzan trees, and more recently, several Sunday sakura-sleuthing jaunts. Wherein, T. & I sadly return to the blossom-bare trees and through the dark olive foliage, we rub our eyes in disbelief, and discover a single pink flower glowing in the sun.














17 comments:

  1. There are loads of these around here but I never ever get tired of looking at them :)

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  2. This post is full of loveliness and whimsy. Adore.
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  3. Is it weird to tell you, I was thinking about your blog last night and how I missed your photos.
    Beautiful as always.

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  4. so good to have you back, x

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  5. Unbelievably gorgeous photos!!!

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  6. beautiful post!
    so nice to have you back, and i hope you continue to post over the summer.

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  7. I am so glad you're back again! Many a night have been spent clicking at your link and hoping (sometimes plainly praying) that you would make a return despite not a word in months and months. Now after this feast of gorgeous photos I am glad I have not utterly given up. Long may you continue to blog (and blog and blog!!) Cheers :)

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  8. It's so nice to read your words again! I can only imagine how beautiful hanami season is in Japan.
    (Oh and I sent you an email, hope you get it!) xx

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  9. Beautiful flowers, it is a shame the blossoms don't stay on the trees longer.

    Natasha x
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  10. My young son looked at the photo of the cherry blossoms as he walked passed, stopped and said, "They look like flamingoes." High praise from a 6 year old.

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  11. Lovely photos, welcome spring.

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  14. i've always loved these little (or sometimes big) trees and have so many photos of them, as well. they're always surprising and always sweet.

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  15. These pink blossom-y trees are delightful and it's charming to see that how they are such a recurring theme in your blog. Wonderful pictures!

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  16. Wow these images are so beautiful, definitely desktop material.. xx AtYourHeels

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