Friday, April 9, 2010

blossoms of spring

i went to college in washington d.c. and one of my fondest memories is the cherry blossoms. spring in washington is a special time and it opened my eyes to the gorgeous flowering trees that are actually quite abundant in new york too, lucky for me. and right now is the sweet spot but it won't last long so we have to soak in all the beauty, and my god, are they beautiful.

i am beside myself with all of them - cherry blossoms, pear blossoms, apple blossoms, magnolias and dogwoods - and i wish they'd never go away.

these blossoming trees come in many varieties and colors but are, for the most part, made up of a collection of little flowers that, together, look like pillowy puffs of white or pink on the branches. when you see them up close, the blooms themselves are surprising and delicately beautiful.

i have a special love for the white pear blossom trees that line many of the main roads around our area on long island. OMG. they are simply breathtaking - there's no other way to put it. mitchell can attest to my feelings here, as i have been regularly stopping him mid-sentence and saying "just look at those trees." one of the only standards i have written in stone is that at some point in my life, i must have a few of these trees on my lawn - what lawn, i don't know, but it has to happen. they are dreamy.

i'm only sorry my camera is broken (thanks, jumbo iced coffee) making it so i can't capture the beauty to share. so instead, i'll share some pictures i've found around the web.

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