Beauty Long for Now

This spring I just won’t be able to immerse in cherry blossom splendour in Vancouver.  So these lovely blossom sprays and boughs are memories for me, and maybe for many of you, tissue paper living dreams.

Spring flower. Vancouver BC 2020. Photo by J.Chong

Nevertheless, join me with lightness in heart of spring and living.

Early cherry blossoms. Vancouver BC Mar 2021. Photo by J.Becker
Cherry blossoms. Vancouver BC 2020. Photo by J.Chong

Cherry umbrella arcs
Pink flush warms o’er skies
Joyous songs of spring.

Cherry blossoms skyward. Kitslano area. Vancouver BC 2020. Photo by J.Chong
Bright skies backlight cherry blossoms. Vancouver BC 2020. Photo by J.Chong

Trembling buds peek out,
Wind carries them like a swing
High ‘n bouncing care-free.

Chery blossom bundle. Vancouver BC 2020. Photo by. J.Chong

Lie under fluffy
Spring sprays of exuberance–
So happy to drink.

Cherry blossoms. Kitslano area. Vancouver BC 2020. Photo by J.Chong

Overwhelming joy
Flings into the heavens,
Embrace loveliness. cherry blossom bower

10th St. behind Vancouver City Hall. 2021 Photo by J.Chong

Two varieties of cherry blossoms. Vancouver BC 2020. Photo by J.Chong
Magnolias appear at same time. Vancouver BC 2020. Photo by J.Chong
Vancouver BC 2020.

Luminous paper
Blushing florets twinkle,
Tree glows in dim night. falsecreekFalse Creek, Vancouver BC 2021. Photo by J. Becker backlit cherry blossoms

Blossoms in downtown Vancouver 2021. Photo by J.Chong

Cherry blossoms. Vancouver BC 2020. Photo by J.Chong

14 Comments Add yours

  1. Pit says:

    Lovely pictures. Thanks for the invitation: I was glad to have joined you.

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    1. Jean says:

      Cherry blossoms are probably rarer in Texas…

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      1. Pit says:

        They certainly are very rare here. We had nice Mexican Plums in our garden [https://wp.me/p4uPk8-298].

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        1. Jean says:

          It’s always lovely in any region of the world, to at least 1-2 flowering trees that can thrive well.

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  2. Betty says:

    Looks so very beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Jean says:

      Wishing you cherry blossom loveliness at your end.

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  3. Sue Slaght says:

    Vancouver is such a delight , especially in spring. Lovely photos Jean. I have been thinking of you and sending best wishes.

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    1. Jean says:

      Thank you Sue. I lost my partner over 2 wks. ago. He died in his sleep. So this blog post and a few later, which I wrote many months ago, but will publish sequentially, will still have glimpse of his presence. This blog post has special poignancy now.

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      1. Sue Slaght says:

        Oh Jean what a terrible shock it must have been. I agree that this blog post and those written prior to his passing have extra importance and meaning. Sending my heartfelt sympathy.

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        1. Jean says:

          Part of my life was in VAncovuer also. He also spent time in Calgary with me. Out of necessity I accepted a good public sector job. https://bikehub.ca/about-us/news/remembering-jack-becker-force-for-improved-cycling

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          1. Sue Slaght says:

            Thank you for sharing the link Jean. He obviously contributed a great deal to the cycling community. Again my heartfelt condolences.

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  4. Mabel Kwong says:

    These are lovely cherry blossom photos in full bloom from last year. Also lovely to see a few from this year. They all look such a pretty pink. I’ve heard things are a challenging right now over there in your part of the world. Hope you are doing alright and take care. Here in Australia we are headed towards autumn and where I am in Melbourne, it has started to get pretty cold.

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    1. Jean says:

      Hi Mabel, in Vancouver there are some different varieties of cherry blossoms where some are white and yes, many are pink shades but some varieties have different flower shapes. Since, here I’ve been paying attention to more what’s happening in Canada but not rest of the world (except India and Brazil have big huge problems), I don’t have a good sense our situation. The lockdown varies a bit in different provinces. Yes, we’re heading into spring and most people living here, can’t wait too long for that…more time can be spent oudoors, while a bit apart with alot less concern. What flowers/plants signal spring in your part of Australia?

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      1. Mabel Kwong says:

        It is always nice to have different varieties of the same fauna species. It’s like each flower has a different personality. Sunflowers and snapdragons are popular blooms late winter and spring here in Australia. We are currently heading towards winter, so a little less blooms here for a while now.

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