Monday, April 13, 2015

Late to the Party

Usually they are the early type,
sometimes they are right on time,
but this year, they were late.
Cherry Blossoms Begin to Bloom 
Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA 

It was Sakura Sunday in Philadelphia -
a day celebrating the Cherry Blossom.
Only the guest of honor,
the Cherry Blossom,
was late to the party.
(No doubt due to our endless winter this year.)
Tamagawa University Taiko Drum and Dance Troupe

Their cousin blossoms in Washington DC
were in full bloom.
They knew how to time their arrival to their party.
Tamagawa University Taiko Drum and Dance Troupe

there was plenty of sensory stimuli
sans the cherry blossom pollen.
Tamagawa University Taiko Drum and Dance Troupe

And just when this Suburban Girl
 was thinking,
"This city isn't quite so bad..."
My brother, who was also at the festival,
had his car broken into via a window.
Wall Fan 
Sakura Sunday, Philadelphia PA

It's Philly after all,
the city I love to hate.

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Tamar SB said...

These are amazing pictures!! What a fun celebration, we went once when I was younger!

4 Lettre Words said...

What a beautiful day! Don't ya just love Spring?!

Mersad said...

Beautiful shots. Too bad about your brothers car. :( I hope they didn't steal anything.

Linda Kay said...

Looks like a really fun festival....sorry the cherry blossoms didn't make it yet. You are right about that winter. Those of you in the north have had a long one.

MadSnapper said...

that first bloom photo is amazing and sorry to hear about the break in.... i think every city has this now days, not just your city... a parade i would like

csuhpat1 said...

Great pics and welcome to spring.

21 Wits said...

Wow, what beautiful photos of such a grand event!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Thanks for sharing those pretty photos and happy spring.

Kim Cunningham said...

I've always wanted to visit a Cherry Blossom festival. They really are just such beautiful spring flowers!

Sarah Huizenga said...

I think late is the new normal.

NCSue said...

These are cool shots!
Hope you'll come share at this week's Wordless Wednesday (on Tuesday) here:

Anonymous said...

Never been in Philly, so I don't know if I would love or hate it. But your pics are smashingly good, Rebecca! Sorry your brother had to go through that:(

abrianna said...

That first shot is beautiful. I also enjoyed the pictures of the troupe-so colorful.

Anonymous said...

What total fun!!!

Anonymous said...

What total fun!!!