IMG_6913Another beautiful weekend has passed – this weekend consisted of the Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival.

What a beautiful day spent 🙂

I started the day off RIGHT *thumbs up*

Woke up bright + early, went to the gym, had a great arm workout (I’ve been loving going to the gym lately!), came home showered, went to J’s house + had some tea w/ his grandmother (she is the cutest!) than went to get Rach + start our day out.

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It was SOOOO busy! I couldn’t believe how busy it was, there were people EVEYRHWHERE!

I got some boomerang photos + other photos that I wanted.Cherry blossoms only bloom for 1-2 weeks, once a year – it is so eye opening at how + why this occurs.

J + I once went to the Cowra Japanese Gardens together but we were too early for them (about a week early)

 

 

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The significance of the cherry blossom tree in Japanese culture goes back hundreds of years. In their country, the cherry blossom represents the fragility and the beauty of life. It’s a reminder that life is almost overwhelmingly beautiful but that it is also tragically short.

This idea is tied to Buddhist theme of mindfulness—the practiced ability to live in the present. The life cycle of these flowers make us question why we fail to live life to the fullest, why we don’t spend time with our loved ones, and why we do not take the time to simply pay attention to the living, breathing world around us. Cherry blossom festivals are a time to regain our perspective on life, and to make a promise not to take the good things in our lives for granted.
IMG_7002It’s amazing the meaning behind this – life is very short & we should focus on the amazing things we have in life + not dwell over the things we don’t have.

I also got a cute little fairy floss bouquet! It was the cutest, most yummiest thing ever! It didn’t taste like normal fairyfloss, it tasted like raspberry.

What a beautiful Saturday spent ❤

 

 

 

How was your weekend? What did you all get up too?

Wherever you are in the world, have a lovely day ❤

A, x (1)

 

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14 Comments

  1. How beautiful! Thanks for taking and sharing your pics! What an interesting story behind the Cherry Blossom. Your fairyfloss looks so much like what we call cotton candy. I did church and much needed rest. 😉

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      1. I am so used to having to explain these where I’m from to others (whether from the US or out of the country) that it sounds off hearing someone say “we are different”. Makes me want to be careful not to come across as condescending. I love the differences and learning them.

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