This week I decided to post a little something different for the Picture of the Week. Instead of a silly English picture, I am posting one of David Domalgalski’s pictures. I chose this one of the cherry blossoms in Yeouido to post because I am still thinking about how stunning the cherry blossoms were this year, weeks after they have already disappeared. There was something magical about walking under that canopy of tiny white flowers. It was the perfect way to enter spring and I’m thrilled that we got to experience it.
Our school has been going through quite a few changes lately, which has increased stress levels for everyone here. Just when we were all starting to crack, the most glorious part of spring in Seoul came out to restore our sanity. Dave and I visited Seonyudo Park on Saturday and Yeouido Park on Sunday to check out the stunning cherry blossoms. These trees are ornamental and won’t bear fruit. They also will only flower for a short window (about one week), after which the falling petals give off the appearance of snow. Walking hand in hand with Dave through the park under the cherry blossoms was exactly what we both needed. I was incredibly giddy, despite the swarms of people in Yeouido coming to take a gander at the trees. Spring is here and it couldn’t have come at a more perfect time! Here are a few pictures from this weekend. Read more