#ThursdayTreeLove | When the Cherry Tree Blossoms


I recently took a walk to the building on campus furthest from my own academic home. As I walked, I wondered about the cherry blossom trees near my building. Since the weather is erratic this time of year, I worried that I would miss the short-lived season of blooms. To my right–a little off my path–stood an already-blooming tree, near an almost-completed building on campus.

Work trucks, building materials, and a fence–not the most glorious backdrop for this beauty.

It’s odd [to me] to find trees growing just outside a construction site, sites often prepared by unearthing their nearby friends.  But when the cherry blossom opens, it makes all the sense in the world that a little beauty was left behind. 

I usually join Parul Thakur for #ThursdayTreeLove every second and fourth Thursday of the month. I’m joining a week earlier for the final April post because next week is all about sunflowers and poetry.  If you would like to play along, post a picture of a tree on your blog and link it back to her latest #treelove post.

12 thoughts on “#ThursdayTreeLove | When the Cherry Tree Blossoms

    • Chandra Lynn says:

      Thanks, Archana! Let me clarify because I don’t want you to get the wrong idea–our campus is in no way a concrete jungle. As you can see from most of my tree posts, it is full of trees and we are constantly planting more trees. Of course, as our needs expand we have to add buildings when necessary, but as a university community we are respectful of the earth and do much to preserve nature, especially trees.


  1. Parul Thakur says:

    I love this shot and how I wish to see a Cherry tree blossom. What a beautiful sight it would have been. I love how gorgeous your campus is. Thanks for joining with this beauty.


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