Clouds of pink blossoms fill the morning sky with petals drifting slowly onto the garden paths. It is Cherry blossom season in Mayne Island’s Japanese Garden. Come with me and we can stroll along together!
Or we can also say: the season of sakura is here! Want to go hanami? Shall we go over the bridge?
We turn around in wonder until our gaze settles, just for a moment.
However, there are so many other supporting actors besides these pastel-crinoline-petticoat-wearing drama queens. Take this dapper Dove Tree blossom for instance. Elegant and handsome as they come.
Or maybe Rhododendron blossoms that are as large as my hand.
Then there are the weeping Crabapple blooms.
But if we are honest with each other, I am sure we would agree that all we really want to see are Cherry blossoms!
Of course, we could sit in the hut and contemplate the question.
We could study the pond for a while as we debate the issue. But my best guess is that all we are likely to notice is the reflections of….. Cherry Blossoms!
So, Cherry blossoms it is!
We close our eyes and what do we see?
Well, I don’t know about you but I see a cheese sandwich with a hot cup of peppermint tea. I am famished after all this walking, looking, composing images and then photo-editing Cherry blossoms!
What do you see if you close your eyes?
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Creative Potager – Visit with painter and photographer Terrill Welch
From Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada
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