Saturday, March 26, 2011


Cherry Tree at the Japanese Garden, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.
This weekend, the National Cherry Blossom Festival is taking place in Washington DC. IT has been a mixed feeling, viewing the cherry blossoms season here. In between the historic events worldwide and the tragedy in Japan, the delicate pink blossoms came and gave way to leaves of different hues! The Kwanzan Cherry blossoms will come later but the other blossoms came beautifully and left a bitter-sweet feeling.

Work commitments and our youngester's acitvities this weekend,  has kept us home, unlike last year. In between the turned-up pace at school, work, we did find time to wander around the conservatory in Lewis Ginter, earlier this month.  Things were not in place yet but we did catch a glimpse of what was to come for the season.
Orchids at the Conservatory


  1. Awesome Orchids.. I like the reflections on the tranquil water..! Good work!

  2. Dear Q
    How are you? Starting now to look at blogs after a long gap.I am just back home from Bangalore after completing my mother's funeral rites.
    Very nice photographs and the composition. Reminds me of my Korean days , the white cherry (sakura) used to cover the roadsides for Kilometers and driving through it with " Ginseng tea" from the flask was divine.
    Let me see also what you have cooked.
    Have a nice week ahead

  3. Good to hear from you Ushnishda! Thank you for all your comments.
    It is strange feeling watching rows of cherry trees lining the parking lots and spare land around buildings and apartment complexes..
    We had snow the previous night and that must have put paid to the azalea blossoms this season.

  4. Believe me or not, I am loving the spring in US rather than food food all around ;)..
    Lovely clicks! :)

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  6. nice clicks!!!!!! wonderful stop at my blog if u get time

  7. you live in the DC area? I had no idea! I do too =) and I've been enjoying the spring weather though it's now getting a bit hot and muggy hehe.

  8. The orchids are stunning.. wow!! wow!!