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Spring Blossoms 2017

Spring has arrived!  And that means blossoms are popping out left and right.

The Asian Pear is again blooming and coming out strong.

The cherry tree has a few more blossoms, but I doubt I’ll see even a handful of cherries.  109 more words

Garden

[PHOTO] In Japanese 花 (hana) means 'flower,' and 見 (mi), means 'to view'

Together, ‘hanami’ literally means “to view flowers.”

In Japanese 花 (hana) means “flower,” and 見 (mi), means “to view.” Together, ‘hanami’ literally means “to view flowers.” This Japanese custom of viewing cherry blossom 桜 (zakura) in particular has spread across the world and it is especially popular in Washington DC’s, whose cherry trees were first planted in 1912 when they were given to the USA by the Emperor of Japan.

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Double Happiness Wedding Wishes

It’s been a big week of custom requests – which I {LOVE}!

This one was a wedding card with an Asian theme.

I used the couple’s wedding invite as a base for the theme – giving me a colour palette of red, white & black and the beautiful Chinese symbol for double happiness. 147 more words

Wedding

ACE's New Logo

ACE has a new logo–just in time for the 10th Anniversary of Salinas Chinatown’s Asian Festival on April 29th! Big thanks to Alfredo Celaya and… 73 more words

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The Kissing Curtains


Dripping pink passion
Delicate curtains wafting
Like parted Spring lips

Poetry

Video: Sakura (Cherry Blossom) Cookie

Step 1: Outline and fill in two petals and let dry.

Step 2: Outline and fill in two more petals and let dry.

Step 3: Fill in last petal and let dry. 26 more words

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