The Cherry Blossoms are in Full Flower

By Val
@valmnz (12594)
New Zealand
September 26, 2015 8:53pm CST
This weekend there are several events on locally, celebrating the Spring flowering of the blossoms. Last week my husband and I took a drive through the local gardens, to enoy the blossoms before the winds come and blow them from the trees. Blossoms are such delicate things and Spring is such a changeable time of the year. It's such a shame this beauty is so short lived. For those of us in the southern hemisphere, this is probably a sight often seen at the moment. For those of you in the northern hemisphere you're probably still enying all the bautiful colours of autumn or fall. My favourite season is autumn. What is yours?
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@MALUSE (28913)
• Denmark
27 Sep 15
I like spring and autumn. I don't like winter, so autumn makes me a little sad. --- I've always wanted to write something for your coffee club, but haven't done so. Well, today I have and I've posted the text on this site.
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@valmnz (12594)
• New Zealand
27 Sep 15
Interested to go and read your coffee club post @MALUSE I do miss that over there on B.
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@marlina (57235)
• Canada
27 Sep 15
@valmnz I do miss the coffee club too at BB. Such a shame that things turned out that way. (MIMIMI)
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@valmnz (12594)
• New Zealand
27 Sep 15
@marlina after reading the comment by @MALUSE I decided to write a coffee post this morning
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@Inlemay (17162)
• South Africa
27 Sep 15
we had such a great weather week-end, I think SUMMER is in full swing
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@valmnz (12594)
• New Zealand
27 Sep 15
It's still cool here, only about 15C
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@Inlemay (17162)
• South Africa
27 Sep 15
@valmnz the summer hit us here this week=end Yesterday was 38* and today 34*C
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@valmnz (12594)
• New Zealand
28 Sep 15
@Inlemay wow, in my part of NZ we rarely get that high even in the heat of summer.
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• United States
27 Sep 15
i bet they're jest gorgeous! i lost my cherries trees to the drought 'n aint sure i'll be replacin' 'em - but do miss those beautiful blooms. i nearly fergot yer seasons're opposite 'f those here! i'm gonna 've to figure a way to winter there someday. i'm a spring/summer kinda gal myself. love watchin' the days get longer, the sun warmer 'n all comin' back to life.
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@valmnz (12594)
• New Zealand
27 Sep 15
What a shame you lost your trees like that. I can see you enjoying some of the open spaces down here.
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• United States
27 Sep 15
@valmnz lost many trees, vast gardens 'f diff'rent types 'f flowers/'r shrubs. i feel fortunate to've the ones who survived nearly 8 years 'f drought. jest aint the heart to go replantin' 'n when i do (this is the first year we've gotten outta the severe drought), it'll be in native plants so's not to 'xperience such misfortunes 'gain.
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@bluesa (9868)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
27 Sep 15
I used to think summer was my favourite season, till we got hit by this strange humidity last year, then I so appreciated the slightly cooler days of autumn, now after icy winter nights, I am enjoying spring, so, I guess, autumn and spring are now my favourite seasons.
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@valmnz (12594)
• New Zealand
27 Sep 15
It's a case of everything in moderation at these times. And the colours are splendid in both.
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@bluesa (9868)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
27 Sep 15
@valmnz , that is so true, a good balance in both seasons. :-)
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@jaboUK (48827)
• United Kingdom
27 Sep 15
I like all the seasons, but Spring is my favourite. Nature is waking up, and the blossoms such as those you talk about are glorious. But as you say, one storm and they're gone.
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@valmnz (12594)
• New Zealand
28 Sep 15
I drove through again today. The Spring breeze is already doing its thing unfortunately.
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@Tampa_girl7 (21013)
• United States
27 Sep 15
The cherry blossoms are breathtaking.
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@valmnz (12594)
• New Zealand
27 Sep 15
I like to detour through the gardens on my way home at this time of the hear.
@Jessicalynnt (48199)
• Centralia, Missouri
27 Sep 15
I like fall the most too, that being said, spring is also nice. We were in Japan in late Feb early March and we got to see some very early cherry blossoms, it was amazing.
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@valmnz (12594)
• New Zealand
27 Sep 15
I imagine the cherry blossoms were even better in Japan. We watched a Japanese lady take a photo of her little girl under a cherry blossom in town the other day.
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@Rollo1 (16676)
• Boston, Massachusetts
27 Sep 15
I definitely like Autumn the best, the weather is the nicest and the colors are lovely. Dry air, no humidity.
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@valmnz (12594)
• New Zealand
27 Sep 15
And autumn is far more predictable than Spring.
@LadyDuck (109431)
• Switzerland
27 Sep 15
I confirm Val, we have the beautiful colors of Autumn, cooler but sunny days. This is my favorite season.
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@valmnz (12594)
• New Zealand
27 Sep 15
It seems many of us here agree, Anna.
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@allknowing (54673)
• India
27 Sep 15
gulmohar   https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Copperpod_with_Gulmohar_I_IMG_2311.jpg
Normally I do not open images in a new window. This I did. What a view Val.Will there be cherries too? We will soon have gulmohars here.
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@valmnz (12594)
• New Zealand
27 Sep 15
No. You probably know more about these trees than I do, but they're merely decorative or ornamental or something!
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@boiboing (12533)
• Northampton, England
27 Sep 15
Spring for me every time.
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@valmnz (12594)
• New Zealand
27 Sep 15
Enjoy our blossoms then @boiboing
@jstory07 (57600)
• Roseburg, Oregon
27 Sep 15
I love fall because of the falling leafs and the different colors that they change when they fall from the trees.
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@valmnz (12594)
• New Zealand
27 Sep 15
Yes, while the colours of Spring are so welcome after a drab winter, the autumn leves are vibrant as they hang on to life.
@marlina (57235)
• Canada
27 Sep 15
My favorite season is the Spring, the most wonderful time of the year to me.
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@sofssu (14749)
30 Sep 15
Looks so beautiful. I love those cherry blossom trees. I love spring too, that is when I get to see a lot of birds.