Late Blossoms

My students gave me this cherry blossom brooch for International Women’s Day back in March, but I didn’t get around to wearing it until now.  And wearing it reminded me of the cherry blossoms at Lake Balboa Park near my apartment in LA (not to be confused with Balboa Park in San Diego).

If there is one thing I missed about living in LA, it’s the cherry blossoms at a park near my apartment building. Every year around March, I would spend almost all of my days off there, taking photos of the clouds of pink blossoms until my camera battery died. I even remember seeing some Japanese-American families there for blossom-viewing parties. You don’t get flowers like that in Vietnam (well, we do have plum blossoms and peach blossoms here around February, but you’d have to travel to the mountain region to see them in large quantities.) Guess I’ll just have to be content with some old photos then.

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2 Comments on “Late Blossoms”

  1. Kezzie says:

    What a pretty brooch and a very nice present! Those cherry blossom photos you took are beautiful!!

  2. […] for my friend, Salazar, after reading her post about cherry blossoms, which you can read about here. At some point, I hope to be able to upload some of the photos that I took (somewhere over 60 […]


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