CHERRY BLOSSOMS GALORE!

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Back in the BBG

You don’t know just what you’ll see, boy!

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Back in the BBG

(with apologies to The Beatles:)

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It’s peek cherry blossom blooming season this weekend at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (bbg.org).

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This weekend the BBG is hosting the Sakura Matsuri festival, offering over 60 events and performances that celebrate traditional and contemporary Japanese culture.  The picture below shows the set up the Friday before.  Every year the BBG hosts a festival to coincide with peek cherry blossom season.  Not every year does peek blossoming coincide with the long pre-ordained festival dates.  The BBG can choose the most likely weekend, but weather fluctuations have in the past brought on peek cherry blossom blooms up to week away from the festival date. This year’s timing would work out perfectly.

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It’s not just the cherry blossoms currently blossoming in the BBG, although they are of course the big event this weekend.  I’ll share some pretty pictures from around the gardens before continuing cherry blossom overkill.

And some Vivaldi Four Seasons.  Spring, of course.

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Okay, no more holding back.  More cherry blossoms:

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(The next 6 pictures were taken by Ed, by the way:)

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Feeling a little queazy?  Pink dots fluttering in front of your eyes?

A case of cherry blossoms overconsumption?

OK, time to make our farewell to the Cherry Esplanade at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

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About dannyashkenasi

I'm a composer with over 30 years experience creating music theater. I'm also an actor, writer, director, producer, teacher and general enthusiast for the arts.
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