Apr 2, 2009

Meet Yoshi

Every year since we moved into our house we've done something to the yard. Last year the big news was the addition of a Yoshino Cherry tree. It was flowering when we bought it although it lost many blooms as it rode home hanging out of the window of my car. It was still beautiful and leafy and it made me happy just to see it in my yard.

A little over a week ago, when I was outside taking pictures of DQ's blue hair I noticed the buds on Yoshi and decided to take pictures to document the first bloom in our yard. This is the result.

My Cherry Blossom in 2009
All of the pictures feature the same set of blooms on the tree and most were taken from eaxactly the same angle.
This has been a very rainy and overcast week and the pictures reflect that. I still think that it's cool to look at them as a progression. Maybe I'll try it again next year when my skillz are improved.
Here is Yoshi in out yard. She's still kind of pathetic and spindly looking but those delicate pink flowers are just lovely. I can't wait to see her grow with the years.

I am so happy that it's Cherry Blossom time again. Cherry Blossoms are one of the very best things about living in our area.


Cursing Mama said...

Last fall I planted a crab apple that should (fingers crossed) bloom as soon as the weather gets a little bit better here - I can't wait to see it. We have 2 at the lake and I'm always sad that they are so beautiful and yet hardly get any attention 5 days of the week.

margene said...

So pretty! I hope we have flowering trees soon!

sprite said...

I agree -- and I love that you've adopted a little bit of it for your own.

Great idea, documenting the tree over time!

Anonymous said...

Great pictures!

Carole Knits said...

Someday I'm going to make it down there for cherry blossom season!