Cherry Blossom in London

Posted on April 16, 2016 by Toothpicker There have been 0 comments

sakura London


Believe it or not, but you don't have to travel to Japan to view sakura/cherry blossom! These photos of sakura were taken in London's Swiss Cottage!

I wasn't aware that the Camden Council had planted rows of cherry trees between the Swiss Cottage Library/leisure Centre and Hampstead theatre, so I was slightly in awe when I encountered a sea of pink as I was walking towards the library one day.


sakura London


Nature, like life, is ephemeral and unpredictable. Last year in Tokyo, I missed the peak bloom of sakura by a few days when rain, wind and a sudden drop of temperature hit the city. It was a tremendous disappointment for me, but it also made appreciate the few remaining flowering cherry trees that withstood the sudden weather fluctuation.


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Yet this year, the sight of cherry blossom in London took me – and other passerby – completely by surprise. I never expected to see rows of pink cherry trees in this part of London!

I was aware that within days, the pinks petals from the flowering Prunus trees were likely to drop and wither away, but the fleeting scenery still had a profound psychological effect on me as it indicated that the long and depressing winter has finally ended.

As the saying goes, the best things in life are free. Sometimes joy and pleasure happens when you least expect it, and since these moments rarely last, it's best to enjoy them before they disappear!


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