those blossoms get you every time

May 10, 2015 |  Category:   life





When we were in Seattle last month, the city had an early Spring and the cherry blossoms were already at peak bloom. But you know what’s funny? We didn’t fall heads over heels like we usually do every Spring which was a bit surprising since we were so eager to shed all traces of winter. I mean the trees were beautiful and all, but they were just “there” in the backdrop of the city.


When the cherry blossoms finally opened here 3 weeks later, they enchanted us like they always do, and I realized then that the anticipation of the blooms was everything. At the first sight of the tightest buds, we’d start watching every day on the walk to school, wondering when they’d bloom. And then one day, seemingly overnight, they did. Like magic.

Hope you had a happy Mother’s Day.

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  • Jeanne May 11, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    Thank you for the beautiful photos. We don’t get cherry blossoms like this in So Cal so they are much appreciated. Here the Jacaranda trees are blooming and they are a beautiful purple. My guess is that you appreciate the cherry blossoms so much more in NYC because you know the scenery so intimately. So when they come out, it’s like BOOM!

    Also I wanted to let you know, that you have been in my thoughts. I don’t comment often so I want you to know that you have readers who are thinking of you.

    • Jenna May 14, 2015 at 10:05 pm

      Thank you so much for your thoughts Jeanne. That means everything.

  • Jessica May 11, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    I wholeheartedly agree – anticipation is definitely crucial to maximising your enjoyment of things. I also want to say thanks for making my Mother’s Day special – my husband (and small children) gave me one of your boxes of treats and I am thoroughly enjoying everything! Hope your Mother’s Day was lovely as well.

    • Jenna May 14, 2015 at 10:05 pm

      So glad to hear Jessica! I love that one of our Mother’s Day boxes made their way to you. Happy Mother’s Day.

  • Tim McMurdo May 18, 2015 at 3:39 pm


    We have a scrawny dogwood in our back yard. It looks as though it is little more than a wrinkled stick. However, when it blooms each year, I think it is the most extraordinarily beautiful dogwood. Perhaps the most beautiful specimen on earth. As you suggest, I follow the emergence of its buds and eagerly anticipate its flowering.


    • Jenna May 20, 2015 at 8:54 am

      Good to see old and familiar names in the comments. Nice to hear from you Tim – hope you’re well!