2011 Festival Poster
… to the Japanese for giving us the 3,000 beautiful flowering cherry trees that grace Washington, D.C. in honor of the enduring friendship between our two countries. The National Cherry Blossom Festival opened last weekend and our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the people of Japan. According to Buddhist tradition, the revered “sakura” symbolizes the fleeting nature of life…
Live in simple faith…
Just as this simple cherry,
Flower, fades and falls.
Haiku by Issa
Memories and Memorials
P.S. Please take a moment today to be thankful.
Photos via National Cherry Blossom Festival, ABC News and Daily News
Cherry Blossoms on this is glamorous
As college students in Washington, DC, we always looked forward to this time of year when the cherry trees that line the Tidal Basin begin to bloom. What starts off as tiny buds on these historic trees (a gift from Japan in 1912) soon turns into an explosion of pale pink and white blossoms, a perfect celebration of spring. Even with all the snow storms this winter, the peak bloom period is predicted to be from April 1st to April 4th so plan your trip soon! But in case you miss the real deal, there are always these beautiful cherry blossom accessories to help ring in spring.
Anali - Blossom Guest Towels
Snow & Graham - Cherry Blossom Notecards
Corelle - Cherry Blossom Plate Set
L'Objet - Blossom Bowl
Antica Farmacista - Spring Blossom Spray
For more information about the National Cherry Blossom Festival, click here.
Photos from this is glamorous, Anali, Snow & Graham, Corelle, Home Accents Today and Gracious Home