sakura matsuri + good things

April 29, 2014 |  Category:   life nyc seasonal



You wouldn’t be able to tell from these photos, but the Cherry Blossom Festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden this year was all festival and hardly any flowers, not like in years past when the sky looked like it was raining down petals from clouds of pink blooms. So the crowds flocked around the few trees that did have blossoms, whipping out cameras and posing next to any branch that had flowers. So many cameras and phones, so much posing. What a funny world we live in.






April’s almost over, but what a month. All good things, interesting things. Things that I didn’t expect, things that I didn’t know I even wanted, things that made me really think. And the month just flew by and just like that we are almost into May. But Spring has a way of giving you a new perspective on life, even if it’s only because we are spending more time outside. How good does it feel to spread a blanket out on grass and feel the sun? Made me realize that I was in a dark place for a long time.



And sometimes all it takes are a few good talks and walk with friends to make you realize that you are not so alone after all, that sometimes we create things in our heads that don’t really exist. I may have just turned 44, but hey, I’m still learning.

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  • Joann April 29, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Oh, thank goodness that the dark times are behind us.

    I want M’s jacket in adult size!

    • Jenna April 29, 2014 at 1:24 pm

      It’s from Zara Kids 2 seasons ago. They had adult versions!

  • Andi April 29, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    I am with you, where did April go. Here we are already falling into May. Yes, Spring has a way of helping us Spring -clean our minds as well as our stuff. 🙂

  • C April 30, 2014 at 12:05 am

    I just want you to know that I read your blog almost every day and so much that you write resonates with me. Thanks for your honesty and for sharing your growth. I’m 45 and I’m still learning, too. Your writing, photography and authenticity are all gifts. You’ve helped inspire me to start documenting my creative explorations in a blog. Thanks for the inspiration. Hope you have a wonderful spring!

    • Jenna April 30, 2014 at 1:13 am

      Thank you so much C for such a nice comment. Good luck with your blog, and I’m so happy that I’ve helped in this small way.

  • Lakshmi April 30, 2014 at 11:14 am

    That last picture is the sweetest.

    • Jenna April 30, 2014 at 11:15 am

      It is. They’re such good friends.