Do you have a favorite season?

I always think mine is spring until it’s fall and then I can’t decide.

But since it is currently spring, I am feeling all the good things that spring brings. I live in Utah, and our state capitol has a walking path lined with cherry trees that wind around the grounds.

It is spectacular for about one week out of the year.

Even when the trees are green, it’s lovely but when it’s bursting with pink blooms, it is other-worldly. When that week arrives, the grounds are full of people sitting on benches beneath the trees, photographers capturing the beauty and families walking up and down the path taking it all in.

You can only see the blooms for such a small window of time, so we all take the time to appreciate it.

As usual mother nature is going about the seemingly ordinary business of springtime but really, she’s showing us metaphors for our lives.

This is one of my favorite floral coins.

It is a Japanese 100 yen coin and is still in circulation.  Those gorgeous flowers on the front are cherry blossoms.

And since it’s the time of year for cherry blossoms, I thought I might share what I know about them.

Cherry blossom season is short, about one week in full bloom before the blossoms start to cover the ground in pink.  There are cherry blossom festivals all over the world, including our nation’s capitol.

In Japan, the cherry blossom is very important. It represents the fragility and the beauty of life.

They use the symbol as a reminder that life is almost overwhelmingly beautiful but that it is also fleeting.  

 

 

“Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.”

-William Wordsworth

 

Cherry Blossom Necklace

See more jewelry made with these coins HERE.