Thursday, May 23, 2013

A cherry blossom snowfall...

The bulk of our cherry blossoms fell softly to the ground last weekend...

... resulting in a beautiful carpet of pale pink spread across the yard.
Days before, there was just a smattering of blossoms on the ground.

I love this rustic old bench that sits below the branches of the cherry tree. 
It was built by hubby many years ago.

There used to be an arbor over the bench, but our New England winters ravaged that years ago. The bench is still flanked, however, by the gnarly trunks & branches of the trumpet vine that once weaved their way through the lattice sides of the arbor.

(Here's a photo of our handsome Mr. O'Malley sitting on the bench back in March of 2000. 
What a wonderful dog he was.)

Many of the blossoms landed in the 'secret garden' birdbath during their descent.

I'm so happy I took photos while the tree was still in full bloom since the blossoms are now but a memory.

The following little videos were taken on May 11th, when it looked like it was raining cherry blossoms:

My prayers and thoughts are with the people of Oklahoma tonight. I've put a link to The American Red Cross at the top of my sidebar, and have also earmarked certain prints in my Etsy art shop as fundraiser prints for Oklahoma if anyone is interested (100% of the purchase price will be donated to the Red Cross).

This week I'm joining Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show & Tell Friday.



Donna said...

Your yard is always a delight to see, no matter the season. It's so beautiful!

My prayers and thoughts are with the tornado victims as well. It is very sweet of you to be doing a fundraiser.

Claudia said...

Oh goodness, how lovely! I especially love seeing them in the birdbath.


Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Oh how beautiful! There's just something about petals floating in the birdbath. Love it!

Barb said...

I loved seeing your pink rain! So pretty!

Hcolton said...

Love your yard! Cherry blossoms are among my most favorites!

Betty Sneeringer said...

I like your petal snow! I have often taken pictures of dropped petals, even from an inside flower arrangement. I enjoy the "fall out" as much as the fresh arrangement. But, I have never had something as spectacular as your "snow"!


Susan said...

Hi Donna! Oh, loved the cherry blossom "snow."

Your mini-videos were so cute, too. Heard the pretty wind chimes.

Nice job!

Now we have a rainy Memorial Day weekend cast. boo hoo

Had several painting projects I wanted to work on. Oh well. Susan

Elaine said...

It is as pretty on the ground as it is on the trees. Your yard is lovely!

Hard to believe it is May with today's raw temperatures.

Melanie said...

That is amazing how all those cherry blossoms fell like a blanket of snow to the ground - so pretty!