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Cherry Blossom Trees in Culver City think they are living back east


cherry blossomscherry blossom treesI was walking up to my local neighborhood convenience store (splat in the middle of a residential block which is unusual for the LA area) when I noticed this display of tree blossoms.

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I have lived in this Culver City neighborhood for over ten years and I don’t ever remember seeing these trees in such ferocious bloom. So, like my experience at the gas station the other day, this festive display of snowy white blooms took me aback.

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After some extensive googling, I am now pretty sure these are white cherry blossoms.

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cherry blossoms

My explanation for this phenomonom is that we had some unusually cold winter temperatures (for Los Angeles) followed immediately by sunshine and warm days. I think the trees thought they were living in Washington DC (famous for cherry trees blossoming in the spring) and that February was really April or May.

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Anyway, the next day I armed myself with my camera and retraced the route.

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I enjoyed the carpets of fallen petals on the sidewalk, grass and street. cherry blossomsLike snowflakes but no need for snow plows, just a broom. And a lot less messy than purple jacaranda flowers that stain everything they come in contact with.

orange trees

And just for something different… orange trees fruiting away across the street!

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One last look at the cherry trees.

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Author: RMW

I am an explorer and creative person. I've had many jobs, careers and interests... everything in life and the universe fascinates me. Born in Brighton, England, I've lived my entire adult life in Los Angeles, California. A few years ago I rediscovered photography which is a great excuse to get outside and look. I'm also in the process of re-writing some of my unpublished short stories and possibly a novel. .

2 thoughts on “Cherry Blossom Trees in Culver City think they are living back east

  1. “The carpet of fallen petals” are beautiful — like fragrant confetti.


  2. I’m not sure the home owners would agree but for a passerby it is quite lovely!


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