March 28, 2011

It's time for nature's greatest explosions

The metaphor of a spring emerging from a cold winter and the ephemeral nature of beauty and life have always had a particular resonance for poets, artists, dreamers, spiritual sorts, nature lovers and even politicians.


Over the past century, Japan has sent tens of thousands of flowering ambassadors around the world, creating gardens of cherry-blossom peace and beauty that bloom every spring in unlikely places like Newark, Toronto, Philadelphia, Macon, Ga., and Istanbul.

Read more on Salon: It's time for nature's greatest explosions

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