Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Cherry Blossoms...

Memphis Botanic Garden--Cherry Trees budding
I'm so glad that you're enjoying the spring blooms in Memphis with me. Our Spring is usually about two weeks, with an almost direct jump from Winter to Summer, and the season is seeming particularly nice and leisurely this year.

The Cherry blossoms are almost at peak, and should be just gorgeous by this weekend. We are supposed to have rain during the next few days, so I hope that the blossoms will weather that well (if not, I have a great photo of the trees at peak from last Spring). These trees line the public drive along Audubon Golf Course in front of the Botanic Garden, so if you are in Memphis and want to see them in person, you can just drive through...but the Botanic Garden is a great place to visit if you have time.

17 comments:

Rambling Round said...

Lovely. We have some Yoshina cherry trees here that aren't quite at peak. I keep hoping to take their picture.

Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

I was just telling Miss Daisy how much I love that photo! (She seems to like it a lot too, btw :)). Our flowering trees are just starting to show a tiny bit of green... A few more weeks...

oldmanlincoln said...

Oh my. We got to wait a while for this to happen here. I like this post.

Abraham Lincoln in Brookville, Ohio.

George Townboy said...

Beautiful photo! Love those trees.

Jim said...

I dont think we have cherry blossoms dpwn here. They sure are pretty.

Dusty Lens said...

Stunning beauties, wow! Just what the doctor ordered for spring fever. Up here, we have a long way to go before sharing our spring with you. Excopect more snow metl pics. ;)

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

these are beautiful! there are some behind me and I may try to get them today if it's not raining!

Halcyon said...

Just beautiful. The perfect thing to look at before starting my day. :)

Dan said...

Breath taking! I used to live near Washington D.C. and the CBs at the Jefferson Memorial this time of year are as breath-taking as these. Great pic

smilnsigh said...

Beautiful... Breathtaking... Lucky you! :-)

Miss Mari-Nanci

brian said...

i love the different flowering trees this time of year. beautiful photo!

Steve Buser said...

What a sight. And the smell just fills my room. ;~)))

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

my photo tonight was of the same thing :)

slim said...

Wow! Your spring flower pictures are breathtaking . . . particularly as I listen to a snowy forecast for tomorrow ! Thanks for the glimpse of things to come.

Anders said...

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WwOOwW what a tree, Nice photo.

Anders
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Jana said...

Beautiful. I didn't know your area went from winter to spring to summer so fast. Enjoy while you can!

Ming the Merciless said...

How absolutely gorgeous! I guess Spring is really here.

I will have to find some cherry blossoms in NYC to photograph, in Central Park perhaps.

Have a great weekend.