Saturday, 17 April 2010

Cherry Blossom


Such a beautiful week here
A week full of blossom buds bursting open
sweet fragrance on the breeze
Reminding me of a favourite film........................




Were you a fan too? I devoured the book when it came out, and the film was so sumptuous.
The cherry blossom or Sakura is so significant in Japanese culture, how wonderful to have cherry blossom festivals to celebrate as they have been for centuries.
Here Down the lane I thought I would enjoy my very own cherry blossom festival, hope you can join me....


Loveliest of Trees, the Cherry
Loveliest of trees, the cherry now


Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride



Wearing white for Eastertide.
Now of my threescore years and ten,
Twenty will not come again,


And take from seventy springs a score,
It only leaves me fifty more.
And since to look at things in bloom
Fifty springs are little room,
About the woodlands I will go
To see the cherry hung with snow.


By A.E Houseman



Have you ever seen a cherry blossom kit kat?
How I love the Japanese! First Hello Kitty and now this




Genius!



There are some gorgeous books celebrating cherry blossom, you can find this here



When you throw in lanterns with blossom I am in a state of utter joy!
I will leave you this wonderful scene



Have a brilliant weekend and thank you so much for joining me
Love Sarah
xXx

34 comments:

  1. when I was about 6 my mother made me a fancy dress outfit
    a pink cotton shift hung with strings of cherry blossoms made from pink and white tissue paper
    i was 'Spring'
    i won a prize
    looking at those cherry blossom i can see her inspiration

    lovely as always sj!
    pxx

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  2. I love cherry blossom. :) xxx

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  3. What a beautiful post - just gorgeous!
    I love Cherry blossom - but it's so fleeting.
    Mine has vanished already!
    Love Kathy xxx

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  4. What's not to love about cherry blossom?? Gorgeous, love Posie

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  5. Such a lovely post! Gorgeous images.
    Not around for long enough though!
    Have a happy weekend!
    Rachel x

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  6. Sarah ~ Delighted to come upon something this special as I take my morning stroll down the lane! Exquisite in every way. The poem is one of my absolute favorites and I loved Memories, as well! We are not at the cherry blossom stage here in the upper Midwest, but I have seen magnolias, which are lovely after dreary March. Have a wonderful weekend! xx P&H

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  7. Hi Sarah
    Such a pretty pink cheerful post. I love cerry & apple blossoms. Our 2 apples trees are late blossoming this year. Still waiting for those delicate pink flowers to show themselves.

    I haven't read the book but I saw the film a couple of years ago, very good.

    My daughter would love cherry kit kats, will have a look on Ebay!

    Have a lovely weekend
    Warm wishes
    Isabelle x

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  8. Oh Sarah, I love the cherry blossom so pretty and girly, the lovely colours and the way they hang on the branches. Thanks for sharing.

    All things nice...

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  9. Beautiful post Sarah! I loved (and have) the dvd Geisha. I love the picture with the chinese lanterns and blossom, so pretty! suzie xxx

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  10. Lovely blossoms, lovely movie, lovely poem, lovely photos....lovely post! Loved every bit of it, Sarah! Thanks for sharing so much beauty today!

    Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

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  11. Lovely pictures of the cherry blossom thank you for sharing. I have never seen cherry blossom KitKat, the wrapper looks so much nicer. Julie.C

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  12. You choose some stunning pictures for this post, I have a miniature cherry tree in my garden and keep thinking I really should add some more. Your post will send me off to the catalogues again I imagine!
    xx

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  13. Your post is lovely!!!!!! Cherry blossom Kitkat!!!!!!...my favourite chocolate bar...I so wish I could find some of those...hugs to you today...enjoy the beauty all around. Our trees are amazing here as well..I am in awe. xoxo

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  14. Such a cheery cherry pink popping blossom posting Sarah - I'm not a big fan of pink, but blossom - well that's completely different. How can you not love it.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.....and the sun.

    Nina xxxx

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  15. Good thing that we're still in daffy down dilly time. We're still having snow!

    This post is gorgeous! I especially love the closeup photos. I haven't seen that movie, yet. Somehow, we never do chick flicks anymore. Hmmmm, have to do something about that. I love Kit Kats ...

    Miss Sarah-Jane, we had 9 golden retriever puppies last night. We're having a PUPPY festival here. Hooray!

    Love, Miss Katy Noelle

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  16. What a feast for the eyes your post is today. Very lush indeed.
    The book is in my to be read pile and the movie is waiting to be watched. I'll get round to them one day!
    Lisa x

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  17. A lovely post with gorgeous pictures of the cherry blossom!

    Bellaboo :0)

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  18. Отличные фото!!! Красивые цветущие вишни!! У нас сейчас цветет абрикос!!

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  19. Hi Sarah, what beautiful Cherry Blossom photos! I don't think I have ever seen one in person before. They are lovely aren't they? Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Oh what a wonderful Japanese Sakura bloosoms!!
    I'm from Japanese.pls pop over to my blog.

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  21. Cherry blossoms must be the most wonderful thing.

    Your images made me so happy today!

    Wish you a lovely start of a new week.
    Hugs/
    Luiza

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  22. Hi Sara! I love your blog!
    What a beautiful post - just gorgeous!
    I love Cherry blossom !
    I am from Brazil.
    Wait your visit!
    Kisses!
    My name is Socorro!

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  23. Oh I loved Memoirs of a geisha too- and Tom and Barbara and Cornwall and of course cherry blossom- well any blossom come to that! You sound like my kinda girl!
    Jx

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  24. I think sakura are the most beautiful flowers in existence <3

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  25. The pix are so pretty! but when I scrolled down, reading as I went ... BOOM! the cherry blossoms and the red/white lanterns WOW! gorgeous! thank you so much for sharing!
    Pink Hugs,
    Dee
    deeslittlepinkie

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  26. What a lovely frothy, girlie post you have for us here, it's much appreciated. Trust the Japanese to come up with the sakura kitkat, they are such a stylish lot. I'd love to put a pretty tree in our garden and have been thinking either cherry, lilac or quince - decisions, decisions they are all so gorgeous.

    Thank you for your lovely comment and kind thoughts. Hope you are well.

    Kate x

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  27. A gorgeous post…from the top, to the bottom!!! :0)

    Love Lou xxx

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  28. when cherry blossoms begin popping around our neighbourhood (aug/sept) i go absolutely nuts for them, i love them sooooooo! thanks for the reminder, as we are making our way through autumn and into winter dowunder. hope all's well, ms. s-j-d-t-l x

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  29. Your Cherry Blossom pictures are beautiful!

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  30. I am oohing and awhing over these last two post!!! Great photos!

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  31. Morning! Pop on over to my blog as I have an award waiting for you! Have a wonderful day! xxx

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  32. Lady Sarah-Jane I have missed you terribly darling, where are you?

    Duchess

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  33. I planted a Cherry Blossom 2 years ago and I'm loving watching it mature. Wow those Kit Kats! How funky! I want one :D xx

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  34. Your blog is beautiful! I love it so much ;))

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