Tuesday, 22 October 2013

When cherry blossoms don't wait for festivals

Those cherry blossoms just didn't get the memo. They bloomed too early. So by the time the Hanami Festival Day arrived at the National Rhododendron Gardens, only a smattering of blossoms were left on the trees.

The day was exquisite regardless and as we walked along the path, following the trail of lanterns, it felt as though we were swept along by the happy chatting crowd.

It was a good way to celebrate Spring, filling our nostrils with fresh mountain air, knowing that warmer weather will reach us soon.


  1. Nature in itself is "the" artwork. Great pics!

    1. Thanks Stan! Yes, I agree, nature really is the most beautiful artwork - pretty hard to improve on what nature creates!