Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms

CHERRY BLOSSOMS | AUBURN

Every August, I mean to check out the cherry blossom festival at the Auburn Botanic Gardens.  There's a small window in which to view them, so I just decided to do it today.  Am I glad I did... I miss the cherry blossoms in the Northern Hemisphere spring.  Having lived in a suburb of Vancouver most of my life, I had taken it for granted the beautiful blooms that brighten the gloomy sky every spring.  The softer, delicate blossoms arrived in March, followed by a larger, brighter variety in May. (Apologies for lack of botanical names!)  While in Canada, I only had to journey a neighbourhood over to witness the huge amazing trees lining the street; here in Sydney, it is a 45 minute drive west to see the blooms; and in August because we are upside down!  Today was meant to be a quieter day for photographers to enjoy the blooms, as it gets busy on the weekends.  It will be open two more days this week: 23 and 25 August 2017 as quieter days, before a festival again this weekend (26-27 August); complete with Japanese food trucks, and on-stage entertainment.

Visit Concrete Playground or Auburn Botanic Gardens for more details.

Cherry Blossoms
Cherry Blossoms
Cherry Blossoms
Cherry Blossoms
Cherry Blossoms
Cherry Blossoms
Cherry Blossoms
Cherry Blossoms
Cherry Blossoms
Cherry Blossoms
Cherry Blossoms

All images © Donna Vercoe.