Too early

This time of year I'm dedicated to getting photos with as many flowering trees as possible, and over the years I've learned which trees are due to bloom when, plus I have last years photos to reference for the best dates.

However this year, these trees bloomed ten days early, and were gone in a few days. Same with the cherry blossoms in Wooster Square, last year on May 3rd, they were a beautiful site to see, but when I went there over this past weekend, only a few petals blowing into the corners of the sidewalks remained.

The last of the trees, the cherry blossoms which line a path at the elementary school I once attended are typically out around the 12th of May, but they have already started, and this week has rain forecasted nearly every day. I hope the rain doesn't ruin them before I get a chance to take photos.

Chasing around trees perhaps sounds a bit silly, but they really do bring me so much joy, and I love being able to share it here.

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The Rundown
Scalloped Silk Blouse Banana Republic
Yoga Jeans Second Denim via Coco & Vera's Giveaway
Black Leather Moto Jacket Express similar
Black Loafer Pumps Ferragamo via Roundabout similar
Micro Perry Satchel Rebecca Minkoff c/o Shopbop
Alphabet Necklace c/o Gorjana
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "Find Me An Oasis" Essie



  1. Chasing cherry blossoms might sound silly to other people, but to me it just makes sense :) We missed most of the blossoms this year, as they tend to come out in March in Vancouver, a month we invariably spend travelling to colder cities, where the blossoms are out around now - I really need to sort out our timing on that, because really, photos with blossoms could not be lovely, as these photos clearly prove!

  2. It's definitely not silly! I wish I was closer to cherry blossom trees, haha. So pretty! :D And I love the scallop on the top :)

  3. Noooo shame in chasing the flowering trees- I totally feel you! They're so gorgeous but don't last NEARLY long enough!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  4. I love all your gorgeous flowering tree pics, so keep on chasin'! I also love how you always seem to coordinate with the trees too, like the pretty, soft color of your blouse here!

  5. The weather has been so crazy this Spring I also missed the long (longer) blooms. These pics are gorgeous and I'm loving that top!


    La Joie de Vivre

  6. I'm a sucker for pretty blooms, too, and I think your scalloped blouse complement them!

    District of Chic

  7. Besides...we love seeing these trees, Lydia! I guess you could consider it a challenge which is always good for the brain, right?
    Love the blouse...probably because I used to have one almost like it!

  8. Aw! I'm sorry they were gone so early! Sometimes the weather makes them do things that aren't perfectly planned... but that's so wonderful how you chased them around. Not silly at all! I'm sure you'll find lots of pretty foliage and flowers around for more photos. No worries there. :)

  9. You are looking so beautiful dear! Amazing style!

  10. Sorry that the trees weren't annoying! I really love your pretty scalloped blouse!

  11. Love this . Simple and cute.x

  12. I remember your cherry blossom photos from last year. So pretty. I wish it wasn't so short lived. Great outfit!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  13. From one blogger to another, chasing down the blossoming trees doesn't sound silly at all!

  14. They certainly make for beautiful photos! You know so many great spots for photos! Love the scallop detail on your blouse!

  15. I finally did my first blooming tree pictures last week.. however they did not turn out as I thought. It was like one of those pinterest inspirations gone wrong.
    Unlike yours... beautiful as usual :)