「英会話・英語 アミック」Cherry Blossoms in America
It is finally beginning to feel more like Spring here in Matsuyama, and I couldn’t be happier. The cherry blossoms should begin blooming very soon, and I know personally I’m very excited. Cherry blossoms can also be found all over the United States. Many cities around the country host Cherry Blossom Festivals in March and April.
They are especially common on the West Coast, with most major cities having cherry blossoms in parks and botanical gardens. From Monterey and San Francisco in California, to Salem and Portland in Oregon, and even further north in Seattle Washington, you can find events celebrating cherry blossoms.
This week the National Cherry Blossom Festival takes place in Washington D.C., where the cherry blossoms have bloomed for over a hundred years. Unfortunately, the cold weather this year has damaged the blossoms and more than half were killed before reaching peak bloom. It should still be a beautiful sight, and fortunately the trees were not damaged.
Do you have any special plans for this weekend?