oh my, i love me some cherry blossoms. i think it goes back to my coed days when the main drag of campus was completely ripped up and redone. and when it was finished there were about 20 brand-new cherry trees lining either side of the road and up the middle in the added boulevard area (extra points to whoever knows what that grassy area between lanes is called!). each spring, the middle of campus would look like there a blizzard of soft pink. the street & sidewalks covered in a delicate blanket of pretty.
every year at this time, i get nostalgic for campus life. truthfully, there’s no time i’m not nostalgic for campus life, but that’s a different post entirely. so in honor of my spring-time obsession, i thought i’d round up my own little cherry blossom festival right here on scoutie girl!
leave it to jan (daisy janie) to extract the essence of something so simple into create something extraordinary! she posted this pic of a cherry blossom and distilled it to its color palette. she then used that palette to jazz up some of her signature patterns which you can see here.
not only is this shot delicious and the food downright scrumptious looking, it’s from a picnic who’s sole purpose is the viewing of cherry blossoms. it’s called a hanami party and i am grovelling at the feet of tea from tea & cookies. thank you for bringing this knowledge into my life!
this polaroid by sweet eventide is my idea of heaven, pure & simple. she took the photograph as a gift to her mother-in-law who is moving out of her home of 15 years and loves her cherry tree…
finally, a photography from my step-dad of a weeping cherry tree. at the house where my brother and i first arrived after birth, there was a weeping cherry tree in the front yard. it bloomed every year right around his birthday (he was 26 on sunday!).
okay, that’s all the sweet pink hue i can stand for one post (for now!). feel free to link up your cherry blossom inspired posts & goodies in the comments.