flowers, photography, seasons, world

Weekend wanderings (Hanami)

600_8339-cf_wAbout 5 weeks ago, the white cherries were blooming, but I missed it because of bad weather and a lack of time. Now, the apple trees (left) and pear trees (in complete white) are starting to bloom. Also the pink Japanese Cherry (Prunus serrulata) is currently blooming. Other local names are Hill CherryOriental Cherry or East Asian Cherry. These cherry trees are also called blossom cherry, because they don’t get eatable fruits. They are planted only for their blossoms.

In Japan, they celebrate Hanami every spring. This is a very important  festival and depends solely on the ferry blossoms. They even try to forecast the precise day, when it is about to start (when the first ferry blossoms will open).

This weekend the sky was mostly overcast. But, every now and then a few sun rays found their way to the ground to enlighten the blossoms.

I hope, you enjoy the blossoms too.

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