Cupcake and I only get to enjoy this visual once a year. Almost from the beginning, the petals begin to fall and the whole effect is lost within ten days. But oh Lordy what a gorgeous ten days. I think they look like those huge Hostess® Snowballs with the creamy cancerous center. photo 1 (4)

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My only gripe is that if you are going to plant cherry trees, why not plant the real ones with cherries? These Japanese knockoffs are great but they’re all flower and no fruit. Unfortunately, men are not allowed to diagnose landscaping requirements-merely dig the holes and comply. Cupcake explained it thusly: Men’s taste is in their mouth.

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  1. Longfellow Rogoczy says:

    I like your dog and the two orphan canines! 🙂

  2. Hi A, and Cupcake,

    What an incredible sight to behold even for ten days. I especially enjoyed seeing your other family members enjoying the sights as well… Meaning, your dog’s. The last cherry-trees I saw were in Washington D.C. Back in 2009 when I last visited long lost friends and family members buried at Arlington National Cemetery… I used to make that trip once every year until my health problems took it away from me. I stopped and sat underneath one of those cheery-trees in full bloom and thanked God and the two very dear friends (Brothers in Arms) who gave their lives for me, and gave me the opportunity to live on and complete my family… Every day I wake I thank God for the sacrifices made for me, my family and our country. Their deaths bought new life for my two sons and also gave my wife and I the grace to become volunteer foster parents for 23 years to the DOD. The solace I found underneath that cheery-tree each year helped me to realize the reason(s) why liberty and my life were paid for in the blood of my brothers I lost and why I have so much to be thankful for. I, along with so many veterans’ thank you for the support, efforts, and most of all, the “RENEWED HOPE” you give to so many of us lost souls out there fighting for those very rights we earned, but have been denied by the bureaucratic ineptitude at all levels within the VA.

    Thank you both for brightening my day dear friend,

    ~Dr. Kevin

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