Old-Fashioned Romance

Cherry Blossom in my Garden

A flower so frilly and so pink can’t be very cool, or on-trend. Almost too sweet and sugary, my cherry tree looks like candy floss at the moment. Not a tree for a stylish minimalist’s garden.

Cherry Blossom

And yet, you can’t help loving a flowering cherry tree. You can’t fault it for not trying to be as magnificent as it possibly can. Seeing one is always the highlight of the spring for me.

No wonder the Japanese have special festivals for admiring and celebrating them.