4.15.2013

BLOSSOMS FOR MAMA

here it is the middle of april and i think i can finally say it . . . we made it! spring! 

generally spring isn't my favorite season. it's cold still and rainy and windy, and i just want it hot and sunny and baking already . . . but holy grape nuts has this spring been highly anticipated at our house.

we went out for a bit of a grand adventure on saturday to scope out some new-to-us neighborhoods and find us some tacos and while we were out we happened on this enormous cherry blossom tree smack in the middle of what might have been the ugliest intersection on the lower east side. 

and now to quote my friend hanner, "are you ready to be BATHED IN CHERRY BLOSSOMS???"


spring this year has really reminded me of all our springs in moscow, in that it has taken for-ev-ER to get here.

happy spring at last!

33 comments :

  1. so pretty! it's funny to imagine what this picture looks like out of the frame. looks like such a fun family adventure and always your little boy is so precious it melts my heart =)

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  2. You have two of the sweetest guys in your life :) I wish we had cherry blossom trees here, I am green with envy!

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  3. I wish spring was here in Scotland! But...spring doesn't come until the last week in May. We never do get a summer. I'm so over winter I just really need it to get warmer. I need to be able to be outside longer than 2 hrs. I want all day!!!!

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  4. Being bathed in cherry blossoms is always a good idea.

    xo

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  5. i just shed a single tear of envy for those blossoms of yours. there is still snow on the ground. i went to an outdoor baseball game in my parka on saturday. blow us a spring kiss over here in minnesota, won't you?

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  6. love what editing can do...this area looks so quaint and photogenic :) nice job portraying the beauty of the moment!

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  7. I'm not usually a huge fan of spring, but I loooove all of the pink trees poping up everywhere! Its odd that they typically dont last through out summer. Here in Atlanta we've been feeling the heat wave for about a week or so - ready for the SUMMER!!

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  8. Such lovely, sweet photos. We got trees like that here in Kansas. I LOVE their blooms! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Oh my god, I am so so glad spring has finally arrived in NYC. I don't think I could have put my winter jacket on even one more day. Yay for blossoms!

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  10. really beautiful. too bad it's snowing here in colorado still.

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  11. Omigosh! Spring in Moscow! Spectacular when it finally did come! And that was my first introduction to peonies too-in Moscow. A gorgeous bush of them in front of our house that looked just like those. :) Ah happy memories, thanks for the trip :)

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  12. Wonderful, lovely post, and I especially love the link to the post about Henry August's namesake. How breathtakingly beautiful.

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  13. Melt my heart! Spring has been quite bipolar in upper Michigan, but on the spring days, so very lovely. beautiful tree! xo

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  14. Aaawwww your boy is adorable! Such pretty flowers :))

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  15. Goodness, cherry blossoms are the best and so beautiful! They are just beginning to bloom here and it's making me want to spend all my time outside :) Great pictures!

    xo!

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  16. The cherry blossoms are beautiful. They haven't quite started to bloom yet here though. -Hanna

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  17. gorgeous photos!

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  18. I love this, the whole oriental style is so beautiful (especially this season) & that is such a beautiful tree I love it, beautiful photosxx

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  19. Spring has been the best so far!

    xx
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  20. Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Living in N. Idaho, spring is just starting to creep around! And, we don't have any cherry blossoms like that!!

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  21. Natalie--beautiful photos! Thank you.

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  22. Um, lucky.
    It's freaking snowing HERE IN UTAH. KILL ME.

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  23. ok sooooo we just had a blizzard here in alberta. sad face. that said, I am smiling in spirit after viewing these GORGEOUS cherry blossoms! O how I wish we had a few of those trees here! instead, I will enjoy vicariously and be so happy after reading your post that you have two lovely men in your life who shower you in cherry blossoms on pretty spring days. so lovely!

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  24. Oh, so lovely! The cherry blossoms have already passed us by here in the deep south- I love them so much when they are in bloom.

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  25. Spring has sprung, indeed! How lovely!

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  26. WHAT! I have never seen such gorgeous cherry blossoms! Lucky you! xx

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  27. the picture with the red building is AMAZING natalie. and that post about august is one of my favorite nat the fat rat posts of all time. i think when i discovered your blog and read that post it was the moment i fell in love with your writing.

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  28. Love this! Love this! Love this! Absolutely charmed.

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  29. i just like to imagine cherry blossoms pouring out of my shower when i turn it on. maybe that's weird?

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