What do these short lived blossoms really mean? While looking for pictures of these etherial beauties I noticed a trend, Washington D.C. and Tokyo. Both cities share stunning photos of the blooming season.
In 1912, Tokyo gave Washington D.C 3,000 cherry trees as a symbol of friendship. These Japanese natives have been flourishing in D.C ever since and annually create a fleeting magical landscape. For me, cherry blossoms symbolize spring, beauty and friendship. All three magical and fleeting.