Sunday, April 01, 2007

Cherry Blossom in The U.S.

"The plantings of cherry trees originated in 1912 as gift of friendship to the United States from the people of Japan. In Japan the flowering cherry tree or "Sakura", as it is called by the Japanese people, is one of the most exalted flowering plants. The beauty of the cherry blossom is a potent symbol equated with evanescence of human life and epitomizes the transformations Japanese Culture has undergone through the ages." says National Park Service's website.

Above picture was taken on Mar 23, 2007 near my apartment in Atlnata.

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