Blossoms With Attitude

27 April 2021 – It’s the height of cherry blossom season here, so the whole city is pretty in pink. But pretty-pretty is not the whole message.

First, there’s the sublime indifference to COVID. Our assorted cherry blossom festivals may once again be cancelled, but the trees bloom anyway. Take that, virus! Very comforting, very encouraging.

And then there are all the other messages. I tell you, these blossoms have attitude.

There’s over-the-top bravura: “I own the street.”

There’s elegant restraint: “I craft one perfect nosegay.”

There’s narcissism: “Ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille.”

There’s even the civic irresponsibility of the litterbug: “What? What’s your problem?”

And then, turn down an alley, and it’s a whole different pink.

With an attitude of street-punk defiance.

As in: “So I’m not a cherry tree and nobody planted me or looks after me and there’s no festival in my name and … yah… okay … I’m a weed.

“But here I am.”

I like it a lot.

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  1. oh wow Penny 🌷so pretty we’re getting snow tonight 😂 thanks for sharing the beauty ~ smiles hedy ☺️

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  2. Blane Hogue

     /  27 April 2021

    Love the cherry blossoms, Penny. Hope you are staying sane in these very trying times. Cheers

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  3. Love the pretty weed though, even if it’s a little less polished than the cherry blossoms. 🙂

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  4. So love the cherry blossom Penny! Here in the UK the countryside look lovely with the cherry blossom too.

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  5. I appreciate your democratic attitude. 😉 That “weed’ is a beauty! And of course, so are the Cherry trees – I love when the petals fall –

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