Cherry Blossom Blooming

9 April 2013

The first blooms have appeared on Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s interactive Cherry Blossom  map.  As I sip my first iced-coffee of the season, I am here to tell you Spring has sprung people, spring has officially been sprung.

A tidbit of history first:  In March 1912 Tokyo City Mayor, Yukio Ozaki, gifted 2,000 Japanese Cherry trees to the city of Washington as a symbol of goodwill and growing friendship between the United States and Japan. Today,  The National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C is one of the largest botanical festivals in the world.  Oceanviolet sidenote:  Giving plants in any variety to friends and loved ones is one of the best gifts you can give, symbolizing growth between you.

If you’re in New York, Philly, D.C., there are plenty of places for you to see the beauty of these trees. Just be sure if you are sneezy-wheezy take some allergy medicine before you go.  I ach-oo’ed for a solid hour last year but was in heaven clearly anyway.

No need for Allegra yet, this time-lapse video was created from over 3,000 digital photos, one taken every three minutes from April 18 to April 26, 2008 at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Cherry Walk.

Cherry Blossom Festivals: April & May 2013 
More inspiration in celebration of my favorite time of year:
microworld of a terrarium with dad, son + cherry blossom tree.

microworld of a terrarium with dad, son + cherry blossom tree on etsy.

Super into everything that is happening in this Etsy Boutique: Violette & Iris.

cherry blossom mobile. kid doing downward dog not included.

cherry blossom mobile. infant doing downward dog not included.

cherry blossom inspired cookies. I've made them + approve. recipe here.

cherry blossom inspired cookies. I’ve made them + approve. recipe here.

For those that want to have a cherry blossom tree of your very own,  look no further – The National Cherry Blossom Festival, in conjunction with Arbor Day Foundation has your new tree right here.

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