A photographic celebration of Hanami – 3 April 2012.
A photographic celebration of Hanami – 2 April 2012.
A photographic celebration of Hanami – 30 March 2012.
A photographic celebration of Hanami – 27 March 2012.
A photographic celebration of Hanami – 26 March 2012.
March served up a valuable reminder about the importance of being flexible. Even the best of plans need to be agile. I had high hopes of blogging every week, getting a fresh coat of paint up in the bathroom, reorganizing the bookshelves, and so so many other things. But between work, school, and apparently trying for the world’s record for longest cold – life had other plans in mind.
And with Spring making an early debut, it was all a very good reminder to live in the moment. To see the beauty in the fleeting of time and live life to the fullest no matter how mundane the task is. Truly the secret to a very rich life.
Hanami, the Japanese tradition of flower viewing this time of year, epitomizes being in the moment. The blossoming of the cherry blossoms usually last one or two weeks at best. The perfect excuse to slow down, take a deep breath, and simply enjoy Spring’s splendor.
Several year’s had past since my last visit to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. And so yesterday my better half and I put aside our carefully laid out weekend plans to dash off and see the Sakura. The Japanese Garden has the first shocks of bright pink. Cherry Esplanade is patiently waiting to provide the crescendo for the season.
We are thinking of heading back in a couple of weeks to celebrate the Easter holiday. But between now and then I am certain to be more aware of my surroundings. I hope you and your loved ones are also able to gather together and celebrate Spring’s ephemeral beauty.