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Cherry Blossoms in Vancouver

Since moving to Vancouver I have discovered the incredible beauty of Cherry Blossums – that give our city a pretty, romantic feel all spring long. This afternoon I passed by Bute Street – that is lined with scores of such trees for at blocks on end and had to stop and take some pix. Just the sight of those trees makes me smile and feel so happy 🙂

Some info I found on Wikipedia –

  • The transience of the blossoms, the extreme beauty and quick death, has often been associated with mortality.
  • The Cherry blossom is an omen of good fortune and is also an emblem of love, affection and represents spring. Cherry blossoms are an enduring metaphor for the fleeting nature of life, and as such are frequently depicted in art.
  • During WW II, the cherry blossom was used to motivate the Japanese people, to stoke nationalism and militarism among the populace. Japanese pilots would paint them on the sides of their planes before embarking on a suicide mission, or even take branches of the trees with them on their missions.
    Bute Street

Add a comment April 12, 2010

Tulips for Wedding Centrepiece

Attended my beautiful friend’s wedding this afternoon at Brock House on Jerico Beach.

It couldn’t have been a more spectacular day for a wedding – sun was shining & the weather temp was relatively warmer than it’s been over the past three days.

The ceremony was held outside – under the massive trees, on crisp green grass (one of my fave smells in the whole wide world) overlooking the beach and all of English Bay….. breath taking. A perfect setting for the most gorgeous bride in the world.  

These 3 vases were given to my roomie and I as we left – they were used as the centrepieces. I love tulips, and I love the simplicity of these arrangements. Soft colours and neautral stones on the bottom.

Wishing you lots of sunshine for the rest of your life D!! xx

Add a comment April 11, 2010

Nicole Grima


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