Monday, April 6, 2020

Pink Canopy

3/31/20 Crown Hill neighborhood

Dibble Avenue Northwest in Crown Hill is on my checklist of places I go cherry blossom peeping each spring. Imagining that the trees were at peak, I was very sad that I might miss them this year. Then last week I saw David Hingtgen’s sketch of them, and I could resist no longer. The next day I had to go pick up a prescription at the pharmacy anyway (that’s considered an “essential” activity; I felt no guilt going out), so I made a roundabout detour in the opposite direction to Crown Hill first. Safely sequestered in my car, I marveled at the pink canopy overhead. The trees shook their blossoms in the wind, oblivious to everything, and for a moment, so was I.

4 comments:

  1. This just makes me smile...how could anyone resist that canopy of pink? The NYC Urban Sketchers have a theme for the week and it is cherry blossoms. I'll have to go out tomorrow and see if I can find some.

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    1. Hunting for and sketching cherry trees has definitely cheered me up this week! Good luck, Joan... looking forward to seeing what you find.

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  2. Great taking this trip with you!

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    1. Thanks! One more cherry blossom sketch coming up... then I'm probably done for the season. It's been especially bittersweet this year.

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