I guess to day is catch up day. This is a gallery that I have been working on for a while. Mostly because I have been unable to cull it down to a top 10 or even 20 gallery. So I have called a surrender at 54.
It is actually my understanding of Japanese history that inspired this gallery. Every spring in Japan the cherry blossoms come and viewing them is a very big deal. There are historical roots to this activity. Samurai warriors actually considered the activity mandatory to sit in front of the cherry blossoms and reflect on ones own mortality and fragility of life. Beauty and death.
Well, the apricot blossoms in my back yard were taken too soon by a late spring freeze. I find the wilting of the blossoms captivating. So I spent an afternoon taking pictures of them.
If you want to help me pick the best then just click on the star on the photo (favorite it).