Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Pagan Eye: Spring Cherry Blossom


I photographed this ornamental cherry tree just starting to blossom the other day - one of the loveliest sights of the springtime.

In Japan, cherry blossom symbolises the ephemeral and transient nature of life because it is so beautiful, but lasts such a short time. Cherry trees have great cultural importance in Japan. People hold flower viewing parties when the trees are in bloom and also like to picnic under the falling cherry blossom - a centuries-old tradition called "Hanami".

My Pagan Eye posts show photos that I find interesting - seasonal images, pagan sites, events, or just pretty pictures.

If you want to send me a photo for a Pagan Eye post, please email it to badwitch1234@gmail.com Let me know what the photo shows and whether you want your name mentioned or not. For copyright reasons, the photo must be one you have taken yourself.

Links
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2011/02/pagan-eye-signs-of-spring.html
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2009/02/primroses-for-love-protection-and-fairy.html
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2008/03/springtime-camellias.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherry_blossom

1 comment:

Magickafoot said...

Thanks for sharing your pic , Bad , it's beautiful. There's a reaaly gorgeous ornamental cherry tree in the centre of Aviemore , but I think it will be at least a month before we see flowers here .
V. cold!

xx