The stone-clad path was lit up with the pretty hues of pink and the pale. There were Cherry blossoms everywhere, as far as the eye could see. If one gazed up, one saw pretty blooms swaying gently with the breeze. Below, on the ground, there was a lush carpet of delicate pink and white petals strewn all across. Serene and ethereal. If you ever attempt to pick them up from the ground, they fall apart. So utterly fragile! The fact that these blossoms last merely a week was a constant reminder that no matter how much they proved to be an inspiration for beautiful verses for many a poet, these flowers were also a subtle reminder of the fickleness of life itself.
It felt as if I was in a dream. Well, I wasn’t, because I did capture these shots to carry my lovely memories back home to share with you all.
This was shot during a walk along the Philosopher’s Path in the beautiful city of Kyoto. The walk actually took us down some absolutely gorgeous alleys along a canal. To do justice to the place, I’d have to write a detailed post on it. So, expect one to follow soon.
Joining Parul today for #thursdaytreelove which is a photo feature on her blog that brings you beautiful trees from different places every second and fourth Thursday of the month.
If you would like to play along, post a picture of a tree on your blog and link it back to her post.
Cherry blossoms, Philosopher’s path, a walk by the canal, all of this sounds like a dream to me if and only if you would not have posted this photo. Now I can plant myself in this photo and imagine philosophizing about life under the canopy of cherry blossoms 🙂
What a beautiful post and the flowers are stunning! How I wish I could see these one days. The trees along the canal look gorgeous and the flowers are so pretty.
I am so glad you wrote this post and shared with us all. Thank you!
The pictures are beautiful, Esha, but it’s your words that resonated deeply with me. Thank you.
Thank you very much, Corinne. I’m glad the words resonated with you. They were heartfelt and something that was bothering me at the moment I was writing this post.
Sanch @ Sanch Writes
Oh my goodness!! So pretty! I’m yet to see cherry blossoms but I love photos shared of the same
Oh yes, they are pretty, Sanch! Never mind the biting cold, Cherry blossoms are beautiful. Period. You must visit Japan in the Sakura season to see them at their best.
Absolutely, absolutely gorgeous. I would love to visit Japan one day and cherry blossom season would be ideal.
You must visit, Alana! There’s nothing quite like seeing them for real and in the Sakura season in April when they are at their best. Thank you for your kind words, Alana.
This is a breathtaking view, isn’t it? Cherry blossoms are so beautiful. Wish they were present year around! Waiting to read that detailed post, Esha. 🙂 <3
Thanks a lot, Vinitha. So glad you like them. I too wished they could stay on forever. They are absolutely breathtakingly beautiful but more than that, fragile! I’m working on the detailed post, Vini. Will tag you when I publish it soon.
Beautiful! Amazing! Stunning! Every adjective is applicable to these glorious blossoms! Thanks for sharing these 🙂
Thank you so much, Archana. So happy to know you liked them so much. Your comment made me super happy! 🙂
Oh my goodness. My dream is to see the cherry blossoms in Kyoto. So beautiful. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous pictures!
Thank you so much, Mandy. If you’d like to see Kyoto, do so in the Sakura season (the Japanese term for the Cherry Blossom season!) and you’ll forever be in love with Kyoto, I can tell you. 🙂
This is the prettiest tree post. I’ve never seen cherry blossoms but your writing made them real. They’re absolutely beautiful.
Thank you so so much, Tulika for stopping by and sharing your thought. I must confess that your comment totally made my day. 🙂