Monday, May 13, 2013

Little Weepers



After the Big Weeping Cherries, I thought I would show you some baby ones. They are native to Japan, where they are held in very high esteem. During world War ll, their blossoms were used to motivate the Japanese people. Japanese pilots would paint them on the sides of their planes before going on a suicide mission, and sometimes even take the branches with them. They symbolized the fleeting intensity of life. The falling cherry petals came to represent the sacrifice of the Japanese youth to honor the emperor.


“I’m creating new heavens and a new earth. All the earlier troubles, chaos, and pain are things of the past, to be forgotten. Look ahead with joy... I’ll take joy in Jerusalem, take delight in my people: No more sounds of weeping in the city, no cries of anguish…”
Isaiah 65
 

23 comments:

Annie said...

Glorious. You gave us MORE. Jaw droppingly gorgeous.

S. Etole said...

These are just so beautiful.

SquirrelQueen said...

These are even more beautiful than the big ones if that is possible. I didn't know the background of these little trees, thanks for sharing Ginny.

RoeH said...

Beautiful! And very interesting. I didn't know that. I've always wanted to catch the cherry blossoms in DC but never have yet.

A Quiet Corner said...

I don't think there is anyone who doesn't like these trees!...:)JP

Sandra said...

i like the baby weepers better than the grown up weepers. so beautiful. and i see a brilliant gold bush in the last one... the story of the weepers is a new one to me... even the bark on these trees is beautiful.

Laurie said...

such beauty, I like the babies too, wow, thats all I can say, wow!

Annmarie Pipa said...

so interesting!!! they really are beautiful....how could such delicate pink motivate a death mission?!

Linda said...

Absolute beauty, Ginny!

Tamago said...

Lovely baby weeping cherries! We Japanese do treat cherry blossoms as very special tree. I love them when in full blossom but love even more when they fall. I love their fragile beauty.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Stunning! I love the Bible verse you add each day.

Chatty Crone said...

I think that this is a blessing - the beauty! sandie

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Gorgeous trees

Cheryl @ TFD said...

These are awesome, Ginny! Thanks for sharing.

Ann said...

wow, these are so pretty. Interesting history behind them also. Is that a forsythia I see in the last picture too

Eva Ason said...

These are amazingly beautiful :)

Dee said...

stunning....

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Small is just as beautiful as large.

Rose said...

I would love to have a weeping cherry!

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