{floral friday}

{floral friday #11}

{floral friday #11}
Welcome to this week's floral friday!

The other day I went over to a friend's house and saw that their beautiful japanese cherry tree in their front yard was blooming. I asked if it was okay for me to cut off a couple branches to share with you this week. Don't worry, the tree is huge! ;)
Now, our kitchen has the scent of this wonderful cherry blossoms. Beautiful!

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A few facts about the cherry blossom:
  • The cherry tree is also known as sakura tree.
  • The cherry flowers only bloom for about a week and only once a year.
  • In Japan "Hanami", wich literally means "flower viewing", is celebrated each year and picnic parties are held underneath the cherry trees.
  • In 1912, Japan gifted 3000 sakura trees to the U.S. to celebrate the growing friendship between the two nations. This gift was renewed in 1965 with 3800 sakura trees. They line the Tidal Basin in Washington D.C.

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16 Comments

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    Eleni
    Friday April 22nd, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    How lovely:) I wish I was there to smell that beautiful scent:)
    xo
    Eleni

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    Expat with Kids
    Friday April 22nd, 2011 at 02:21 PM

    What a lovely photo of the cherry trees. Thanks for the insight about cherry trees.
    Have a Happy Easter.

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    Megan
    Saturday April 23rd, 2011 at 11:13 PM

    these are so beautiful. your photography is divine! I wish we would get a non cloudy day around here so I could take some photos of blooms!

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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    Paula Jo @ Outdoor Garden Decor
    Monday April 25th, 2011 at 04:39 PM

    I love the cherry trees. I would just love to smell them. Thanks for sharing such beautiful picture's.

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    {nifty thrifty things}
    Monday April 25th, 2011 at 06:55 PM

    Thank you all for your wonderful comments! :)

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    Natalia Lynn
    Monday April 25th, 2011 at 11:23 PM

    Beautiful! Thanks again for linking up!

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    Christine
    Tuesday April 26th, 2011 at 02:51 PM

    beautiful! Have you ever been to a Cherry Blossom festival? fun stuff…..

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    Debbie @ OtRD
    Tuesday April 26th, 2011 at 05:50 PM

    Just beautiful!!

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    {nifty thrifty things}
    Tuesday April 26th, 2011 at 08:55 PM

    Thank you so much!! :)

    @ Christine: Unfortunately I've never been to a Cherry Blossom festival, it sounds like so much fun though!

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    Lindsey @ Inspiring Creations
    Wednesday April 27th, 2011 at 03:29 AM

    I love cherry blossoms! they are so pretty! Great pictures! :)

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    Curtsay
    Thursday April 28th, 2011 at 04:36 AM

    Cherry trees are my favorite. I wish they bloomed all year long. A couple weeks ago when they were blooming, I was so jealous of my neighbor who has one in her front yard!

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    Amanda
    Thursday April 28th, 2011 at 04:39 PM

    What gorgeous photos! I love the collage you put together!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,
    Amanda

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    Tammy
    Thursday April 28th, 2011 at 08:36 PM

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Your newest follower. Hope you can visit me sometime soon.

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    MessyMissy
    Thursday April 28th, 2011 at 08:53 PM

    Just lovely photos. I wish I had a cherry tree nearby!! But, our crab apples will be blooming wildly in a about a month, so that will be close enough. Thanks for linking up to my Marvelous Mess party!!

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    Jami
    Saturday April 30th, 2011 at 09:09 PM

    Your photos are gorgeous! I would LOVE to have a cherry tree! I'm so glad you linked your lovely photos to the Tuesday To Do party! Can't wait to see what lovely you post next!
    smiles!
    Jami

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    Krafty Kat
    Tuesday May 3rd, 2011 at 04:02 AM

    I just love your floral Friday posts! We live near a town that has a cherry blossom festival every year! Quite an event! thanks for sharing!

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