April 10, 2009

Cherry Blossom Time

It's cherry blossom time on the quadrangle... a glorious time indeed. Imagine a faux-elizabethan college square lined with 100 year old cherry trees... all in blossom.

The many Asians here are especially devoted to cherry blossoms. It's easy to see why.

We are fairly choked with cherry blossoms.
But never fear, rain & snow are in the forecast. April is the cruelest month, they say... but actually it's June-uary that takes that prize here in Seattle.

Last weekend I was there in a sunny crowd of cherry blossom fans.

An aged and very frail old woman in a motorized wheelchair went by. She looked to be on her last legs... but the wonder of it all seemed to have entranced her completely. Her face lit up with joy. She caught my eye and declared... 'Isn't it all wonderful?'

Yes it is!


Paula Pertile said...

Wow, that's really beautiful. You're quite the photographer John! If the illustration thing doesn't work out...

June said...

John, your timing is brilliant.
I am about to draw a very old cherry tree in blossom!
Of course.... I won't copy your pics, but feel inspired by them :o)

Sam said...

Yes, it's all wonderfum!
Great photos!