brooklyn blossoms

For the past couple of years, I've shied away from Brooklyn Botanic Gardens' Sakura Matsuri (cherry blossom festival) due to my usually debilitating spring time allergies. This year, the allergies are shockingly under control. So when I heard that the cherry blossoms were peaking last weekend, I had to come by. It was an explosion of gorgeous color. I played around with the macro setting on my camera. I'm pretty happy with the result. Close-up photos look so much more interesting – especially since the gardens were packed with people taking obligatory photos standing in front of cherry trees. I wish I could convey the scents in the air that day. I highly recommend going. The late afternoon sun was perfect for photos. I felt lucky to live only steps away from so much beauty.

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