This is the last week-end of the 2008 National Cherry Blossom Festival in
“The plantings of the cherry blossom trees originated as a gift in 1912 from the people of
Japanto the as gesture of friendship and goodwill. Since then, the number of trees has expanded to approximately 3,750 trees of 16 varieties on National Park Service land.” United States
The first time I heard about the cherry blossoms, I wondered what all of the fuss was about. I mean, they’re just trees, right? And trees produce flowers in the spring. So what?
Well, last year I was fortunate enough to visit the