Tiptoe through the Cherry Blossoms!

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Last Saturday I braved the crowds and took the subway to High Park to see the cherry blossoms.  Truly the only way to go is take transit & walk in.

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I wandered the park surrounded by hundreds of people with cameras; families and couples posing for each other against a backdrop of branches bursting with blossoms! (how’s that for a little alliteration!?)

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There’s a certain reverence that comes over you as you look around at this majestic trees literally bursting into spring.

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You never know exactly when the cherry trees will bloom, and when they do, it lasts only a very short time and if you get wind and rain it’s even shorter.

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As a child we had a lovely yellow forsythia bush that grew in front of my bedroom window.  I remember being amazed every spring when it rose like a phoenix after we had cut it back to nothing the previous year. At High Park, they were yet another backdrop for a million portraits & selfies!

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Branches & branches full of little stars! Just incredible what Mother Nature accomplishes, isn’t it?

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A big part of the beauty and mystique of the cherry blossoms is the sheer volume of them. When you take a bit of time to get up close & personal, you see the delicacy and beauty of each individual blossom.

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