Thursday, April 7, 2011

Pretty Things Thursday: Okame Cherry Tree

For a week or two each Spring when we peak out our kitchen window we see this beaut.

For some reason our cherry tree blooms weeks before the rest of the trees on our block.  The others aren't even budding yet even though some are on the same side of the street as ours.  It's very strange business, but I like that we get an early reminder that warmer weather is on its way.

It's fitting that our tree picked this week to bloom because Nick and I are on our way to DC this weekend, where the Cherry Blossom Festival is in full swing.  If the government doesn't shut down, we're hoping to hit up the Smithsonian.  If it does, we still have a bunch of museums that we're planning on visiting so all won't be wasted.  Plus we have dinner reservations at the very yummy-looking Founding Farmers.  We've been eyeing up the menu for weeks, so hopefully very yummy-looking will change to very yummy during our dining experience.

My fingers are crossed that the government and the weather hold out!

1 comment:

  1. Some nurseryman describe the Kwanzan Cherry as obtaining heights 30-40 feet and others describe the tree as growing only 12-18 feet. Regardless the Kwanzan Cherry is not a small tree. Tn Tree Farm Nursery


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