Recently, I took you along on my trip to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens to see and savor Hanami. (Please click HERE to see the post and pictures.) At the time of my visit, the Japanese Garden was in full blossom and the Cherry Esplanade was in the pre-blossom stage. I vowed to return to catch the full blossomed beauty of the Cherry Esplanade and, again, share the photos with you. Alas, it was a case of the best laid plans …. and time and tide wait for no man; and any other quotes about missed opportunities you can recite. I was not able to make a return visit as soon as I had hoped and unfortunately, last weekend’s drenching rain and windy weather did a real job on the delicate blossoms. By the time I checked on the “cherries” they were overripe and many were torn from the branches and strewn on the grassy walk. Yes it was a letdown, but I was not down hearted or down and out; because while I went for the Cherry Trees; I stayed for the Azaleas, Bluebells, Lilacs and some awesome (yes, I’m using the “A” word) tress and shrubs.
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