Central Park in Bloom

The significance of the cherry blossom tree in Japanese culture goes back hundreds of years. In their country, the cherry blossom represents the fragility and the beauty of life. It’s a reminder that life is almost overwhelmingly beautiful but that it is also tragically short.  – Homaro Cantu

 

Like the city itself, Spring is a wild promise, and never more so when all the trees are flowering.  This past weekend along the eastern edge of Central Park the Cherry Trees and Magnolias were in bloom creating a spectacle that is briefly but powerfully beautiful.  It is a good time to get out and commune with nature and appreciate the moment when life seems so full of potential.

Here are some images captured in southern tip of the park:

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Iza Genken’s towering “Orchids” also got into the show:

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