Lancaster County PA Realty Check: Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms

This spring has produced a magnificent crop of cherry blossoms!  I have always been fond of cherry blossoms ever since as a small child I played under the canopy of pink trees in front of my parents' home.

Cherry Blossoms, Lancaster, PA

The problem with cherry blossoms is how fragile they are.  They bloom in late April and early May for only a few weeks, and then are blown away by the wind and rain.

Cherry Blossoms, Lancaster, PA

As I walked in Musser Park in Lancaster, PA today, I saw a beautiful tree with many of its blossoms still intact.  The wind and storms of the last few days have made many of Lancaster's streets and sidewalks a lovely pink with a carpet of petals - but only for a day or two.

Cherry Blossoms, Lancaster, PA

The sidewalk beneath this tree was a carpet of pink, and I decided to try to preserve the moment...

Cherry Blossoms, Lancaster, PA

 

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Comment balloon 10 commentsBrian Schulman • May 02 2008 04:13PM

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Cherry blossoms are native to Japan, these trees hold a great deal of mystic value for their culture and it is precisely because of the fragility that they inspire such admiration and awe.
Posted by Blake Cesarz (GainClients Inc.) over 10 years ago

Blake, thanks for your input!  I had read that they are native to Japan.  I did some research on cherry blossoms once.  There are actually a number of different types, related, but with varying blossoms.

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) over 10 years ago
What lovely photos.  Living in the suburbs of DC I have long enjoyed Cherry Blossoms.  
Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 10 years ago

Brian,  Oh My...What beautiful photos!! Today when I was driving through the streets of my area of town, the Old East Hill, I noticed so many fruit trees in blossom...it's absolutely heavenly this time of year.  If I have time over the weekend I plan on taking some pictures of many of the older trees.

I love the picture of the sidewalk covered in pink blooms.....magical.  I once held a garden party under a large old apple tree that was in bloom. I set up tables with white table cloths and brought out various chairs and put down blankets for children. Half way though our dinner a slight breeze came up and pale pink petals showered down all around us....it was one of those moments in life I will never forget.  Your pictures reminded me of that time. Thank you!

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Jo 

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith over 10 years ago
Chris Ann, as you know, of course, DC is famous for its cherry blossoms!
Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) over 10 years ago

Hi Jo,

To me, this is by far the most beautiful time of the year.  I loved your description of the garden party with the pink apple blossom petals showering down!

Brian   :o) 

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) over 10 years ago
I love the photos and I love pink so these petals are perfect.
Posted by Carol Judd, Vernal Utah Real Estate (New Star Real Estate) over 10 years ago
Carol, a Photo of Perfect Pink Petals - you make a Profound Point!  Thanks for stopping by.  :o)
Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) over 10 years ago

Brian,

At the previous house I lived in, we had an enormous cherry blossom tree right at the edge of the driveway near the street.  It was absolutely huge, and the neighbors would always stop and admire it when it was in bloom.  My kids where little, and they loved playing in the "pink snow" when the petals would fall.  We sold the house, but never forgot that tree.  The new buyers ended up cutting it down because of the "mess" it made.  I don't know who would ever call such elegant beauty a "mess".  We were very, very disappointed when we saw what they had done.  They are still some of my favorite trees (unlike the pin oaks which I can't stand!).  Thanks for sharing the photos, they are lovely and brought back alot of memories!

Posted by Jeannie Kontis over 10 years ago
Jeannie, I think cherry blossoms are my favorite tree, at least when they're in bloom.  I don't really understand people who can only see the mess and not the beauty.  My ex cut down trees that I had planted in our previous home, after I left, and I felt the same way you did.
Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) over 10 years ago

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