Cherry Blossoms; Spring’s Delight

My heart that was rapt away by the wild cherry blossoms — will it return to my body when they scatter? ~Kotomichi

(The first three photographs were taken up close after a rain storm. The next three photographs were taken of another tree on a different day.)

The sun peaks through the clouds providing a spotlight on nature’s elegance.

A mixture of sweet cherry and fresh rain scent the air with exotic perfume.

Rain drops glisten upon the petal like a diamond necklace.

The remaining petals glow as fresh and pink as an early morning sky.

A cluster of rose quartz suspends from the air.

Innocent beauty dazzles the eyes and tantalizes the senses.

Find the seed at the bottom of your heart and bring forth a flower. ~Shigenori Kameoka

Living in the Gap

March 27, 2012 – Garden Mishap

I scoop dirt into the pot and gently space each marigold. Lightly, I sprinkle the water, sopping the soil as it runs off the yellow and gold petals. I turn off the water and trip over the hose…flipping the pot upside down! I want to cry; instead I curse under my breath. Marigolds lay limp beneath the mud. Gingerly I pick up a stem at a time; fortunately the blooms are intact. I pack the pot with the drenched soil and floppy flowers. I lightly rinse the stems and blooms and place the pot in the sun to dry. Silently, I say a prayer for survival for my golden beauties.

30 thoughts on “Cherry Blossoms; Spring’s Delight

  1. Suzi, what gorgeous photos!!!!

    The close ups are AMAZING! You captured their delicacy brilliantly.

    “Rain drops glisten upon the petal like a diamond necklace.”


    I also loved your Living in the Gap. Hope your golden beauties survive. I bet they will….x

    Have a great day, my friend!

  2. Oh, oh, oh, how unbearably beautiful, suzicate. My brother in Springfield told me they were expecting frost last night, and that all the blooms would be gone. I hope that wasn’t so. Ours have yet to arrive here, so we can spread cherry blossom season out for months across the country.

    • I wish the weather had cooperated with you this weekend so you could’ve gotten your shots. You’re a much better gardener than me…don’t know about the clumsy part though!

  3. Ahh … Spring blooms. I like the shimmering rain drops on the third picture. Thanks for sharing your flowers … it will be awhile before I see any, the temperatures are back to normal. No snow, but we are hovering about 30-40 during the day and it is freezing at night again.

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