Monday, May 11, 2009

Cherry Blossom Festival

Last Saturday was a spectacular day for the Cherry Blossom Festival (Sakura Matsuri) at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. They hold it every year but some years the blossoms are not quite ready to bloom at festival time or are just past their peak. This year they were right on time and the trees and the ground around them were covered with the beautiful pink petals. It made for some great photo opportunities, and people were even climbing into the trees for a good pose. It was a lovely day!

8 comments:

Babzy said...

Beautiful shot ! Did you climb into the trees too ?

Olivier said...

belle photo, et en plus c'est la fĂȘte dans les arbres ;o))

belle photo, et en plus c'est la fĂȘte in the trees ;o))

Islipian said...

love the pink carpet underneath...

the_plainsman said...

Besides the beauty of the blooms and fallen petals, you captured the exuberence of the visitors alive in the passion of the moment! Well done.

Blue Wave 707 said...

That is a cute shot! Glad to see flowers are in bloom in NYC.

DaveM said...

A paradise of pinkness!

marley said...

Very pretty! You weren't tempted to climb a tree then?! Lol :)

Martha said...

This week is the Apple Blossom festival here. Although there are plenty of festivities up in town, I think the real celebration is in the orchards. They're gorgeous and so are your cherry blossoms!