5 weeks ago
Monday, April 27, 2009
Kwanzan Cherry trees are blooming
After a mostly cool and damp spring, we had a sudden onset of a few days of hot summery weather. The 32nd annual Woods and Lakes Run seemed like the hottest ever. Susan and friends were great helpers with the water station and guiding the runners at the trail intersections on the course. It's Monday now and it seems like the Kwanzan cherry trees that dot our landscape and that are abundantly found along my commute through Parsippany are suddenly flowering. The old Kwanzan in our yard that Laura much admired is blooming and Laura's memorial tree is just on the verge. Every year Laura would worry that the cherry tree in our yard wasn't going to bloom. But it always did.
Photos: Kwanzan cherry blossoms up close; baby Laura and our family in 1995 with our cherry tree behind; a view of the old cherry tree. Click once on photo for larger view.