I've been wanting to see the cherry blossoms in full bloom at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden for the last three years, and today I finally went to see them. It's beyond words how beautiful the cherry esplanade is with row upon row of cherry blossom trees laden with the fluffy pink blooms.
Life threw me another lemon last night when I lost my iPhone—my second one since February! I was totally crushed about it, of course, so when I got up this morning I decided that I was going to treat myself to all the little pleasures I desired today: dimsum breakfast, an extra large cup of Starbucks cafe mocha, and an afternoon lounging under canopies of cherry blossoms. It worked pretty well. For most of the afternoon, I didn't really think about my misfortune and instead was just grateful that I was able to enjoy the cherry blossom season to the hilt. It's hard to be sulky when you're surrounded by so much beauty.
If you're in New York, I highly recommend visiting the Brooklyn Botanic Garden as soon as possible. The cherry blossoms are at their peak right now, and the petals will start to fall soon. It's a spectacular sight that's definitely worth seeing. I'm glad I finally got to see it.