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Entries in Prunus subhirtella 'Whitcomb' (3)


Wordless Wednesday

Suddenly, spring


Welcome, Spring...

...we've been looking forward to your arrival.



Prunus subhirtella 'Whitcomb' photographed under blue skies (hurrah!) at Vancouver General Hospital, just before walking along the seawall (such a high tide!) and then, viewing the full moon {happy sigh}. A beautiful day.


Beauty, grace & resilience

Pink blossoms and -- finally -- blue sky

Flowering Japanese Cherry Blossom tree, Prunus subhirtella 'Whitcomb'

I know this 'Whitcomb' very well for I've walked by it daily for more than 10 years: near my workplace it grows and blooms, waves in the wind, and drops petals on the grass.

A few years ago it was severely pruned back to within a few centimetres of its life (well, in my amateur opinion and I'm no arborist).  And not too long ago, part of a large branch split off, likely because of a heavy, wet snow dump.

But every spring the tree continues to bloom. With beauty, grace, and resilience.


This morning I downloaded this image from a Japanese friend's Facebook page:

I will. I may have to get some help and borrow others' words but I will pray because my friend, T., asked me to and I because I do believe it gives the Japanese people hope to know we are holding them close in our hearts and minds.