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Spring is almost synonymous with flowers.  Ever since I got to see Cherry Blossoms at the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco, it’s what comes to mind first when...
Weeping Cherry Tree, Japanese Garden, Portland.

Spring is almost synonymous with flowers.  Ever since I got to see Cherry Blossoms at the Japanese Tea Garden in San Francisco, it’s what comes to mind first when the season rolls in. I yearn for the sight of those pretty white flowers that cloud its trees and turn the whole place into a fairytale-like setting.

Did you know that Cherry blossoms last for only about a fortnight and for the Japanese, it symbolizes the brevity of human life?

Cherry trees are an integral part of Japanese gardens — world over — so you know where to head, if you want to see these prettiest of pretty blossoms.

Last Spring I was in the Pacific Northwest and my desperation to see cherry blossoms led me to Portland Japanese Garden in Portland, Oregon. I was quite disappointed not seeing those pretty white flowers, for the major part of my walk through the garden. I was almost out of there, when my eyes fell on a flowering tree that was cloaked in pink flowers.

It was only later that I learn that this flowering tree that stood out from its green neighbourhood was also a cherry tree; the Weeping Cherry Tree to be precise.

Weeping Cherry Tree
Cherry Blossoms, Weeping Cherry Tree, Portland
Cherry Blossoms, Weeping Cherry Tree
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41 Comments on this post.
  • eileeninmd
    2 March 2015 at 7:46 pm

    The are beautiful trees and lovely blossoms.. Beautiful images and post. Have a happy week!

    • dNambiar
      3 March 2015 at 5:37 am

      Aren't they! 🙂
      Thank you, Eileen.
      You have a happy week, too. 🙂

  • ladyfi
    2 March 2015 at 8:01 pm

    Gorgeous shots of the blossoms. I do love Japanese sakura.

    • dNambiar
      3 March 2015 at 5:37 am

      Thank you so much, Lady Fi.
      They are beautiful flowers.

  • jeannettestgermain
    2 March 2015 at 8:20 pm

    Beautiful fragile looking tree!
    You were of the same mind as I – This week I posted our walk in the Japanese Tea garden in San Francisco!

    • dNambiar
      3 March 2015 at 5:42 am

      And the flowers also looks so delicate, don't they.
      Oh yeah? 🙂
      I'm sure the Japanese Tea Garden looks absolutely beautiful. I so wish I could see those beautiful white flowers there. The one is Portland didn't seem to have that many cherry trees.
      I'll come by and see your pictures, Jeannette.

  • Fun60
    2 March 2015 at 8:36 pm

    They epitomise Spring, such a beautiful tree.

    • dNambiar
      3 March 2015 at 5:43 am

      They do.
      They are so, so beautiful.
      Thank you for stopping by. 🙂

  • Jane Hards Photography
    2 March 2015 at 8:46 pm

    Beautiful signs of Spring.

    • dNambiar
      3 March 2015 at 5:44 am

      It is an absolutely beautiful sign of the season.
      Thank you for visiting, Jane.

  • carol l mckenna
    2 March 2015 at 9:50 pm

    Wonderful images ~ love the cherry tree ~ great shots!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

    • dNambiar
      3 March 2015 at 5:44 am

      Thank you, Carol.
      Happy Week to you too. 🙂

  • Minoru Saito
    2 March 2015 at 10:23 pm

    Hi! Nice captures. I thought you came to our country. Thanks for sharing.

    • dNambiar
      3 March 2015 at 5:47 am

      🙂 Thank you, Minoru.

      They are so, so gorgeous. Have you put up pictures from your part of the world? I would love to see these blossoms. I just can't seem to have my fill of it

  • ann nz
    2 March 2015 at 10:25 pm

    I love the cherry blossoms. Your trees look very old.

    • dNambiar
      3 March 2015 at 5:50 am

      Me too. 🙂
      Does it? I believe it is that kind that doesn't get very tall. It might be old. And when I visited it, it seemed to have lost some of its flowers already.

  • Laura
    2 March 2015 at 11:19 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful blossoms, wow!

    • dNambiar
      3 March 2015 at 5:50 am

      Thank you so much, Laura.

  • Photo Cache
    2 March 2015 at 11:48 pm

    so beautiful isn't it?

    • dNambiar
      3 March 2015 at 5:55 am

      Absolutely!! 🙂

  • Barb
    3 March 2015 at 1:40 am

    Weeping or White – I love the sight. I've been to that garden – it's beautiful.

    • dNambiar
      3 March 2015 at 5:56 am

      Aren't they such a visual treat!
      I just can't have enough of it.
      Japanese Gardens are lovely. I love them.

      Thank you for coming by, Barb.

  • Gattina
    3 March 2015 at 10:14 am

    Beautiful ! We have lots of Japanese cherry trees here in Waterloo too, even in our street. But they are far away from blooming, it's still cold and winter here !

    • dNambiar
      3 March 2015 at 12:31 pm

      Even on your street? You are very fortunate. 🙂
      I hope warmer days are there soon and you get to see those precious blossoms.
      Have a great week, Gattina.

  • Andrea
    4 March 2015 at 3:28 am

    I haven't seen cherry blossoms, but seen its cousins. That tree is very beautiful at that stage, but it looked so pitiful with the lots of prunings it has been through!

    • dNambiar
      5 March 2015 at 12:02 pm

      You will love them when you do. The flowers look so pretty and so delicate.

  • R Niranjan Das
    4 March 2015 at 5:25 am

    Gorgeous they are! Lovely captures, Divya. 🙂

    • dNambiar
      5 March 2015 at 12:02 pm

      Thank you, Nomad. 🙂

  • Saru Singhal
    4 March 2015 at 2:26 pm

    Awesome shots and I didn't know those facts about the tree. I always wondered why they shed flowers so soon.

    • dNambiar
      5 March 2015 at 12:03 pm

      Thank you, Saru.
      It's a pity they don't last very long.

  • Mridula
    4 March 2015 at 4:48 pm

    It looks so so so exquisite.

    • dNambiar
      5 March 2015 at 12:05 pm

      Those flowers really are exquisite. I wish those blossoms had a longer life.

  • Meoww
    4 March 2015 at 10:45 pm

    I love these flowers as well 🙂 They look amazing even when they fall off and carpet the ground! Waiting eagerly for this beautiful sight close home.

    • dNambiar
      5 March 2015 at 12:06 pm

      Oh yes! they are a class apart.
      I hope you get to see cherry blossoms soon. I never get tired of them; I'm hoping to see pictures on your blog. 🙂

  • Meghana Hassan
    5 March 2015 at 2:19 am

    Wow, the flower flood tree looks so amazing, very well captured Divya..

    • dNambiar
      5 March 2015 at 12:07 pm

      That is quite a sight, really.
      Thank you so much, Meghana. 🙂

  • joshidaniel.com
    11 March 2015 at 2:19 pm

    so beautiful 🙂

    • dNambiar
      13 March 2015 at 2:03 pm

      Aren't they?
      Thank you for visiting, Joshi.

  • travelrage
    16 March 2015 at 3:29 pm

    Firstly I'm so glad you are blogging regularly. I must drop in more often.

    I love cherry blossoms! Lovely pictures and thank you for the story!

    • dNambiar
      16 March 2015 at 7:22 pm

      Hey Neh!
      Long long time. I do miss you around here.
      Yeah, it's back to regular blogging, finally. Now that I have some help, I sit down with this when the baby is asleep. You know how I kept tripping even when the writing was not happening, na. 😉 So I'm trying to sit and get the blog up to date. :D.

      Aren't Cherry Blossoms some of the prettiest of flowers. You should go see them at the Japanese Tea Garden in SF if you haven't already. You'll get to see the white ones, there.

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