Advent Calendar Day 4: Cherry Blossoms and Snowflakes

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Cherry Blossoms and Snowflakes

When growing up my mother used to read an Advent Calendar book to my sister and myself. On the fourth of December it was the day the characters int he book found out about Saint Barbara. Since the 12th Century the 4th of December has been Saint Barbara day (in the orthodox church it’s on the 17th). I recall the story of Saint Barbara being like a fairy tale, reading about the story, made me shiver. It is often romanticised in it’s description, and telling you what I read on Wikipedia does not fit into the christmassy joys of this calendar. Continue reading “Advent Calendar Day 4: Cherry Blossoms and Snowflakes”

4 Seasons in Paris

Not the music, not the hotels, not the pizza topping, no…

Last week, while outside I came across a strange phenomenon, a tree that seemed a bit lost. A cherry tree celebrating all four seasons at once!

Some leaves were coloured by the advancing autumn, some were green as though in the middle of summer, then there were signs of winter with there being only bare branches. But the reason this cherry tree attracted my attention was that about half the tree was blossoming!

Cherry blossoms in November in the northern hemisphere??

It does happen! See for yourself.

Autumn Cherry Blossom, Parc Monceau, Paris
Autumn Cherry Blossoms, Paris 12th November 2015

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