Sky shines hues of pink
Cherry scent permeates air
Blossoms land on me.
Cherry blossoms remind me of how fleeting life is. I learned as a child the patterns left in the sand are erased as the high tide comes in.
Each year I admire the fleeting nature of the lovely cherry blossoms.
Lovely pink blooms contrast with the blue sky. So delicate and fragile… They bloom for about 2 weeks and they have a weekend cherry blossom festival to celebrate at the peak of their bloom.
I was here when the current garden opened in 1990. It was a small hopeful garden with promise. Now it’s expanded into the canyon and world class with a lovely Koi pond, zen garden, bonsai tree collection, cherry trees and much more. I will be back to celebrate the cherry blossom festival next year.
Japanese Friendship Garden
2215 Pan American Rd E
San Diego, CA 92101