Royal star magnolia. Magnolias are always the first to bloom.
Picked up these beautiful cherry blossom festival stamps today at the post office. Just a friendly reminder of what’s to come. These last weeks of winter really test you, don’t they? And so a look back on last year, with thoughts of warm breezes and an undeniable perfume everywhere you turn.
Plus, more blossoms from 2011.
Sharing similar hues.
This weather is too confusing. But then again, I’m not complaining.
Happy, almost, spring.
The parks of London are just one of those things you have to see for yourself. (Central Park what?!) I wish I could see them transform through every season, but when I was visiting it was about this time of year and there were daffodils everywhere. Actually, they were all over the city. Because London’s spring weather can be cold and dreary, I like to think that the daffodils were planted as a way to cheer everyone up.
Happy little golden faces smiling up at you as you walk by.
Soft pink petals that fall and gather like snow.
I can’t help but think of the Japanese who are still suffering after the March quake and tsunami. The cherry blossoms that surround the tidal basin in DC were a gift from the Japanese. The pink blossoms are so delicate, it’s hard to believe that mother nature could create such powerful destruction. It is never too late to give what you can. I used Google because they allow you to donate directly to the Japanese Red Cross (and in yen!). You can find the link here.
Happy first day of spring! First cherry blossoms of the year, outside of my apartment. The National Cherry Blossom Festival in DC begins on March 26th!
It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want – oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!