We’re sitting just on the cusp of cherry blossom season here in Toronto. They generally make their stunning appearance in late April/early May. The following poem was included in my local Farmer’s Market newsletter and I couldn’t resist posting it here as a beacon of hope for those of us who have been stuck with a never-ending winter. Spring is on the way! It is assured.
Cherry blossom season is an important time of year in Japan, with the flower’s short blooming time symbolizing the fleeting nature of life. I can’t mention cherry blossoms, known as Sakura without mentioning my friend and a friend to many You Grow Girl forum members, Sakura who left too soon, much like her namesake.
- Cherry Tree Varieties – a gorgeous assortment of colours and styles all of which are soft and puffy like clouds.
- National Cherry Blossom Festival – Washington, DC
- Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival – Looks like it’s pretty much over.
- Cherry Blossoms at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden – Find out which trees are in bloom and where as they happen. It looks like some have finished but many are just about to begin. Get over there!