Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Spring is here!!

One thing I find fortunate about coming to US is watching snow fall. And also experiencing all seasons vividly. Snowfall is a wonderful experience, out of the world I would say. It is magical. You feel the presence of God in every snow flake. I wouldn't go any further because I think the whole snowfall experience needs a post on its own. 

But with a baby falling sick during the cold climate, all you want is summer to arrive. And before summer hits, there comes the most beautiful of all seasons, spring! Spring brings awesomeness everywhere. You see bright flowers like tulips, daffodils, peonies adorning many courtyards. Violets fill air with fragrance. But my personal favorite is none of these. For me the most happiest part of spring is watching the cherry blossoms.

I love how the cherry trees are laden with flowers. Mostly there are no leaves on the trees at all. Flowers are not just on the branches but also cling onto the main trunk. I can just stand and admire those flowers forever. Though there are varieties in the cherry blossoms, my personal favorite is the one with layers of petals in different shades of pink. Some streets have cherry trees on both sides making it a wonderful sight as you drive through. 

Cherry blossoms in Washington D.C. is very famous. Each year National Cherry Blossoms Festival is celebrated. According to wikipedia, "The National Cherry Blossom Festival is a spring celebration in Washington, D.C., commemorating the March 27, 1912, gift of Japanese cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo City to the city of Washington. Mayor Ozaki donated the trees in an effort to enhance the growing friendship between the United States and Japan and also celebrate the continued close relationship between the two nations." If you are interested in reading the whole story, click here. This year the festival is from March 20th to April 13th. I have been to Washington D.C twice now, but both visits were during winter time. May be next time we will manage to go during spring.

I am leaving you with some questions today. Do you love cherry blossoms like I do? What is your favorite part about spring? But spring need not be everyone's favorite. So which is your favorite season?


  1. Lovely!! :)
    Unfortunately, I happen to live in a country where there are only date palms and cactus!! :D
    Cherry blossom is an impossible sight here...they look sooo lovely.
    Thank you for sharing these snaps!! :)
    And my favorite season is winter. The Dubai winter is quite mild with occassional rains. It kinda equals autumn in the US. Plus, we get a chance to flaunt all that winter clothing..:P The temperature drops below 20°C and there we are out with mufflers and monkey caps and all!! :)

    1. They are so beautiful that I just can't stop taking snaps. :)
      Regarding palms and cactus, i am still marveled how they manage to disguise the desert for a visitor with flowers and greenery on the roadsides and parks.