Cherry and Plum Blossoms

cannot decide which
is more beautiful . . . blossoms
or my smiling son

 From time to time a Freshly Pressed blog catches my eye.  This week it was the Quirky Japan Blog.  The author explained how to recognize the difference between cherry and plum blossoms, and the post included some amazing photos.  Now I’m definitely going to pester my husband for  some cherry and plum trees.  Please visit there and enjoy the view.


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32 Responses to Cherry and Plum Blossoms

  1. absurdoldbird says:

    Poem and link – beautiful.

    In London (where I no longer live, I am pleased to say, but not for any reasons to do with blossoms) there is another way to tell which is plum and which is cherry. Cherry trees are mostly in the street or in front gardens. Plum trees are mostly in back gardens!

    • Yousei Hime says:

      Thank you for visiting and leaving such an interesting comment. Makes me wonder why. Was it to keep the fruit away from passers-by? So you’re out of London . . . into the country? That’s what we did a few years ago, though we didn’t move from anywhere as posh as London. Thanks again for stopping by. 🙂

  2. CarolKing says:

    Don’t have kids, but I’m betting the son will win every time. I am anxiously awaiting the Cherry Blossom season here in NY. They are my favorite trees when they are in bloom.

    • Yousei Hime says:

      Thanks for stopping in. We have what my husband calls wild cherry trees, but I find them rather ugly compared to the lovely Japanese blossoming trees. I hope to take pictures of our apple and pear trees though. Should be soon. 🙂

  3. laurenmichelleotheim says:

    This is so sweet and beautiful!

  4. rdl says:

    i know u can decide tho. another good one!

  5. roxie says:

    Beautiful! A smiling son is a rare sight indeed, especially as they enter the teen years…*sniff* I repeat, beautiful!

    • Yousei Hime says:

      I’ve had a few teen smiles lately, but they’ve been few. This was actually written in response to the photos on the linked site. If you didn’t peek at them, you should. Glad to see you here.

  6. blissbait says:

    Okay. You made me cry. Amazing. Thanks for this beauty and all the gratitude, sweetness it brings! Big Hugs and Cheers and Namaste. 🙂

  7. slpmartin says:

    There is nothing that compares to the beauty of a smiling child..lovely verse.

  8. william says:

    awe well no comparison dear has to be your baby xxx

  9. souldose says:

    By the way can you please please please email me links to all legitimate online writing contests you can think off, I want something that’ll help keep me busy because I tell you girl these sleepless nights are just dull ha ha. I prefer the contests where you write for fun not for prizes, like that one over at David’s blog!

  10. souldose says:

    How sweet, I’m picturing your son and I bet he’s got the most joyful perfect smile… I spent the whole day with my nephew, we cuddled up and watched animated movies on my phone till we both fell a few minutes ago, it was funny but it’s late and he’s gone to sleep.

  11. tillybud says:


    I love the comparison but I know what my answer would be….

  12. lesliepaints says:

    I’ll bet you really can. Your son will win every time. 🙂 Another thoughtful haiku.

  13. Viola says:

    Oh, what a sweet haiku, comparing your son to cherry blossoms is so special, but I bet your smiling son is more beautiful.

  14. Lisa at Greenbow says:

    Not only are they beautiful in spring but just think of all the birds and bugs they would draw to your garden. I like this haiku but I know the answer…son’s smile…never forgotten.

  15. Technobabe says:

    Such choices! Both extremely joyful and gratifying.

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