garden : cherry blossoms



Hi Everyone -

On our first free day last week, we visited the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to see the cherry blossoms or Sakura in Japanese. They have an incredible display and we found some other beautiful collections of flowering trees, lilacs and tulips. The garden architecture there is really amazing. It was a lovely day with a lot of energy from bus loads of kids, tourists and the elderly. Photographically, I felt quite overwhelmed because there was so much to see.

{Warning: If you cover your eyes during certain parts of animal shows like Nature (I do), this part might be scary.}

After lunch, we walked down a relatively quiet path trying to live in the moment. We stopped to look at a field and this rather large bird landed and I started to take a photo. Before you knew it, the bird took off and was carrying something. Did that just happen? No WAY! Come ON! This is Brooklyn! What was it? A squirrel, chipmunk. I did get a picture (I won't show you) and it turned out to be a red tailed hawk with a rabbit. We could NOT believe it. So, to make our lives even more complicated, we are now members of the animal witness protection program.

I really hope you all have a nice weekend and a Happy Mother's Day. And, if anyone asks, you haven't seen neither hide nor hair of us.

xo, Cindy

PS More springtime blossoms here. Lilacs & tulips next week.






27 comments:

My name is PJ. said...

Absolutely breathtaking! Reminds me a bit of around the basin in Washington, DC around the first of April.....HEAVEN!

Jeanette Lunde said...

Wow I wish this was really close to me! Just wonderful, and your pictures too. So nice!

marie-louise said...

Lovely, lovely spring. Your pictures are super today! Have a nice weekend!

Bonbon Oiseau said...

cindy these are incredibly gorgeous--i love the first one especially--so soft! i hope you'll both have a good weekend--be good to yourselves--keep being in the moment...i'll be at the bkyln flea for a while if you want to stop by!

That Girl Designs said...

gosh, what a beautiful place. wish i could spend an afternoon lazing under those trees.

barb jensen said...

These pictures take my breath away! You should go back and get a shot of the pink snow that will be beneath those trees soon!

Lizzy said...

Haha, I love your humor in witnessing such a crime! Beautiful photos, so pink and pretty :)

washi said...

These pics are absolutely sublime! Coincidently I did a post this week on Cherry Trees :-D

Have a good weekend,
xx

cindy : quaint said...

thank you so much, i suspect with all the rain we've had recently, they might be gone by now.

Julia said...

Oh my, that sounds like quite the day in the park! Poor wabbit!

These photos are tremendous, Cindy!

Have a wonderful weekend :)

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful!!! Thanks for taking us on that fun little trip with you. Stunning trees!!

Di said...

Just amazing! I was in Japan in April so took in the sakura blossom there and the hanami parties but the trees in Brooklyn look just as impressive (if not more so!)

omami said...

gorgeous photos, you have a wonderful talent for photography!!!!

Joyce said...

Cindy, Oh my girdle- these photos are splendid!! Very beautiful!

Have a golden weekend.... xoox

Rachel Follett said...

Your photos are so lovely! Looks like you had a wonderful time. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am enjoying yours!

aimee said...

oh, oh, oh! this looks like paradise - and you photographed it beautifully, as you always do. hugs :)

Grace@PoeticHome said...

Cindy, your Sakura pictures just blow me away! I especially love the second one, where the ruffles of the petals almost look surreal. The last one with the wayward blossom is wonderful as well.

Who knew that hawks lived amongst such pink blossoms!?

Laura B said...

"animal witness protection", you made me inhale my tea!!
Beautiful blossom photos too :)

wunderbug said...

look at all that pink - great shots!

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Dallas Shaw said...

i think i dreamt this once
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chelsea said...

Gorgeous photos!!

ambika said...

With all of the craziness, we missed going to the Arboretum this year--and the cherry blossoms come & go so fast! Lucky you to see and capture them!

Jamie said...

What gorgeous photos! I almost felt like I was there.

Denise Fasanello said...

So gorgeous I want to scream

made sweet said...

ooooh. they're so very very pretty. what a beautiful pink.

wild child said...

Oh my goodness Cindy - I have been so neglectful with your gorgeous photos! How I missed some of these I'll never know but I'm so happy they are adorning my evening now! LOVE these beautiful cherry blossoms!!!

Meg :)