Sunday, April 5, 2009


Some six months ago they announced that the cherry blossom festival would be the weekend of April 4-5. And right on schedule, the blossoms came. Along with the pear blossoms, peach blossoms, and a host of other blossoms. Gyeongju seems to be a popular cherry blossom site, so the streets were packed with the cars of blossom viewers. Not wanting to be trapped in the mess, I pretty much avoided town all weekend. I did catch a little of the hub bub on Saturday night. Here, you can see the cherry trees all lit up. And the cars, in this four second exposure, not moving at all.

Near my house there is a nice little stretch of cherry trees.

And several pear orchards.

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