Cherry Blossoms in December?

December Blossoms

December Blossoms

I love cherry blossoms. They are such a treat especially when I travel to the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in DC in April. So it was disheartening to see them blooming around Columbia’s own Centennial lake this past Sunday. Yes, disheartening! We have had crazy weather in the US this past month. Fierce tornados that have destroyed communities, flooding from heavy rains, unseasonably warm temps in much of the US.

Call it what you want-global warming, volatile climate, climate change, but something is happening that is upside down when cherry blossoms bloom in December. What will they do in April? Will they bloom again?

December Blossoms I

December Blossoms I

I try to keep my blogs light and without controversy. I wanted to end this very tough year, personally, excited about looking forward to 2016(which I am).

But cherry blossoms in Maryland in December is just plain wrong, and I can’t even say it’s against nature because my photos don’t lie.

December Blossoms II




Everyone, please have a happy, healthy, safe,  and climate appropriate new year!

About kathiissermanphotos

I have been taking photos for the last 40 years and sharing them with friends and family. Recently I took the plunge to share them with a wider audience. You can view my photos on Facebook-, my purchase site- or here. I hope you enjoy viewing them, and please let me know what you think.
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8 Responses to Cherry Blossoms in December?

  1. Dorinda Depp says:

    Happy New Year to you and Kim. Dorinda

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  2. I. Beacham says:

    HI Kathi, and another beautiful photo – this time of cherry trees. I have to admit that your choice of tree is resonating strongly with me. I’ve just had to have a magnificent Cedar tree down because it was growing (huge) in the wrong place, endangering neighbours and anyone on the sidewalk. I have to replace it with something, and I’m going to a cherry tree. The blossom will be magnificent in spring. Anyway, I hope you have a great (and better) year. I look forward to the photos as always,
    Happy Days,

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  3. Mercedes says:

    So many things seed to be out of cycle because of this weather.
    Happy new year!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. johncrittenden says:

    A couple of years ago, here in New Jersey, close to New York Harbor, we had our first January roses in 35 years of gardening. Christmas 2015 was warm enough to wear T-shirts on the patio — 73 degrees! Now, May 16, we’re told we may record the lowest overnight low for this date in more than 100 years of record keeping. Somewhere in the lower 40s. I think the boiler just came on for the first time this month. And yet spring came so early this year that the 18 types of cherry trees in Newark’s Branch Brook Park bloomed early, then were slowed by cold rainy weather. The first ones were planted in the 1920s. We now have more than 5,000 trees, more than in Washington, D.C., and 100,000 people visit each year. Perhaps you should come north some year to see them.


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