2010 UW Cherry Blossom Photography - Japanese Yoshinos
This is the third post featuring photography from Seattle's Yoshino cherry blossoms. These cherry trees bloom once a year for one to two weeks. I'll continue posting shots from Seattle and the Quad as we welcome spring in the Pacific Northwest. Check out the Cherry Blossom 2010 post on my digital photography website
Look for posts under the sub-category Trees, Spring, and Seattle to see all of my Cherry blossom photography.
Or check out my photography on Flickr by visiting my Cherry Blossom and Seattle Spring landscape photography.
Cherry Blossom trees have a very important cultural place in Japan and China. Blossom viewing was (and still is) a national pastime in Japan.
To read more about the significance of Cherry Blossom Trees in Asia click the wikipedia link on the blossom trees.
Yoshino Cherry trees - which are the Cherry Blossom trees currently in bloom at the University of Washington(and pictured below) - generally live between 30 and 70 years. Unfortunately, Yoshinos are prone to tumors and other ailments as they age, and the Washington Cherry Trees - now over half a century in age - are no stranger to these problems.
Read more about Yoshino tree at the Washington reference site listed.