Last year’s cherry blossoms were ghosts and pixelated. The grove at the gardens were off limits due to the pandemic. Instead I toured them in Washington, D.C. and Toronto, Canada via youtube. It was pleasant to do so, and better than nothing, but not quite the same.
This year the gardens is opened and advance tickets are required. I’m ok with that. About a month ago I took a tour of the grove to reacquaint myself with the path leading to it. At the beginning of last week it seemed as if the weather was moving in the right direction for sooner rather than later blossoms. By week’s end snow and heavy clouds returned with a denial. This week’s motions predict further adjournment of bloom.
walks through pink snow, inhaling
Top image is a painting by Jane Small.
Frank J. Tassone is today’s host of dVerse’ Haibun Monday. Frank says:
Let’s write haibun that allude to cherry blossoms!