Hey! It's time for the cherry blossoms in Rockdale County! I wrote about them two years ago. You may read that post just here. If you don't have time to go and read that very L-O-N-G post, I will tell you that in the early 1980's, we had the Japanese company, Maxell here in this county, and the President of the company, Hideo Ogino, planted Yoshino cherry trees in front of the Maxell plant. (The property now is owned by the county and is a park with walking trails.) In honor of this, we have had a Cherry Blossom Festival here since that time, and they have always sold cherry trees at a low cost. Because of that, there are cherry trees all over the county and this week, THEY ARE IN FULL BLOOM! Sorry, but that deserves capitals...truly, it does. My husband and I are thrilled with them every year but this year, for the first time, we have seen lots of people taking photos in front of the cherry tree blossoms. Just wondering, could they all be reading my blog? Hope so!
From a distance, you might think that the blooms are white, but they are a very pale pink. Just gorgeous against a blue sky!
And in case you are wondering, I took the last two photos! I like to wait until Richard closes his eyes, he looks more relaxed that way! Have a relaxing, blue-sky, cherry blossoming day! (If it is not Spring for you yet, just hang in there.)