one would think the weekend would have been filled to the brim with cherry blossoms…

…considering that there was another Cherry Blossom Festival performance and a visit to the Japanese Tea Garden, yet oddly, they were quite lacking.

This festival was about an hour outside the city. I was preoccupied with getting to the venue on time, so I may have missed them, but I don’t recall seeing any cherry blossoms. Maybe it was because it is late in the season and the trees weren’t in full bloom anymore so they escaped my attention, or perhaps they melted off in the stinking heat. It’s hard to say.

Either way, the girls had another wonderful performance. I was worried that this performance was going to be a bit of a let down from the Japantown performance which was completely magical and so very special for us. I don’t think anything can compare to dancing in the shadow of the pagoda where Abby has always loved to dance. We will think of that performance every time we see that pagoda, which is very often. Yesterday’s performance, while lovely, was far from home and I felt lacking some of the ambiance of last week’s performance. Oh, and it was really hot. Kimonos in the heat = not fun.

But when I asked, Abby reminded me that 5 year olds are awesome by telling me she loved both performances. She was just so happy to be on a stage again.

The day before the performance, we went to the Japanese Tea Garden. Abby loves it there and we hadn’t been in a while. I thought it would be a nice way to get in the mood for the festival.

It is always beautiful and there were cherry blossoms, but they were no longer in full bloom. At least there were many other beautiful flowers to look at.

What about you? What is your favorite spring flower? Are there many around you?

8 thoughts on “one would think the weekend would have been filled to the brim with cherry blossoms…

  1. Oh how funny, I was so busy admiring Abby in the first photo I hadn’t noticed the girl making the face in the background until I read Maureen’s comment πŸ™‚ Abby looked lovely, those hanging flowers in her hair are adorable.
    Everyone I know has favorite flowers, I just don’t know if I do. I love the simplicity of calla lilies and carried them at my wedding but now, I just seem to love them all. Even carnations are lovely to me. This morning, on my walk, I could smell flowering jasmine and it was intoxicating. Orange blossoms will always remind me of my childhood as they were all over Phoenix when I was little. Love them.

    • Jasmine is my childhood flower. The walkway to my bff’s house was lined with it. I love the smell of orange blossom, but I never see it around.

    • This one was too, even though there were a lot of people there. It’s such a nice way to spend the day. πŸ™‚

  2. She’s just gorgeous your little girl.
    The purple wisteria is incredible and I must say I’ve never seen such a lovely display.
    It’s Autumn in my pocket of the world but there are lots of natives flowering in our ‘bush’ gardens and I’m reveling in the cooler weather.

    Happy day!

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