Because I'm seeing it everywhere I go at the minute, this Monday, I like... cherry blossom.Image taken from Wikipedia. Photograph is copyright Eviatar Bach.
Which is odd because I'm not a fan of pink flowers generally. I find them too obviously "pretty", too simperingly girly
, and as a not-really-very-girly female, I have a kneejerk reaction against them. But cherry blossom is such a sweet, delicate, barely-there pink - the merest blush of colour - and it comes out in such a mass that it overwhelms my usual crusty suspiciousness. When I see a cherry tree in bloom, it always makes me smile.
Of course, cherry blossom may also appeal to me because in amongst the pink are streaks of maroon and carmine on the blossom stalks and sepals, and as I have mentioned previously
, red is one of my favourite colours. Now when I picture it in my head, the brownish reds of the stems and candy-like tones of the flowers ought to clash horribly. But somehow in real life, it works, creating lovely, soft red shadows which glow underneath the blossoms.
A world with cherry blossom in it is fresh, charming, kind and a little daydreamy, with spring breezes which scatter petals like rain and turn lawns into pools of baby pink. Below are some links, mostly to Pinterest pages, with more pictures of cherry blossom. Go take a wander around and just enjoy the pretty :)Link oneLink twoLink threeLink fourLink fiveLink six
(I particularly like the one with the squirrel)Link seven
And to finish, a cherry blossom-based quiz yoinked from jellostar
. (I don't think this sounds a bit like me, though, except for the last two sentences):
You Are Logical
You are a very rational and cool-headed person. People are often surprised by your reaction to the world.
You are a big fan of order, and no one organizes chaos better than you do. You know how to make sense of madness.
Although you are quite unemotional, you are a very happy and content person. You know how to neutralize strong feelings.
You are both creative and a perfectionist. You get great satisfaction out of a job done right.