While admiring cherry trees in their full autumn splendor last week, I was surprised by all the similarities between these two seasons in the life of a cherry tree: how the blossoms (in spring) and the leaves (in autumn) end up covering the sidewalk and the street. How beautiful it looks and also how deadly slippery the blossoms and leaves when wet. (I don’t think I’ll ever forget slipping on a carpet of petals, two years ago, during a rainstorm, and almost breaking my leg).
Here’s a beautiful umbrella-shaped cherry tree with golden leaves. It seems even the birds are autumn leaves viewing!
This could be the last week-end for autumn leaves viewing, so grab your camera and snap some pictures of your favorite cherry tree. Like us on Facebook and share your pics with us!
VCBF Director Linda Poole submitted this beautiful photo of autumn cherry trees in her neighborhood in Vancouver.
“Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower” Albert Camus (1913-1960)
Take a picture of your favorite cherry tree (with its beautiful autumn colors) and share it with us on Facebook.
Is it true that a single blossom is worth a thousand leaves?
Which one do you like best: cherry blossoms in spring or sakura leaves in autumn?
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