Sake and Cherry Blossoms


I’m not sure, these might be plum blossoms.

Last night, The Missouri Botanical garden hosted a fundraiser event called Sake and Sakura where the public were invited to enjoy the just blooming cherry trees in the garden during the evening. As further enticement, the evening could include up to six samples of Sake and a tour of the tea house island, which is usually closed to the public.

Of course I went, because, well– Tea house. Cherry blossoms. Sake.


It is almost impossible to find a bad view in the Japanese Garden.

A friend, who is also a member of the Garden accompanied me and we strolled the garden in the waning daylight listening to an ensemble playing Japanese drumming music, sipping Sake and Japanese whiskey, admiring the spring garden and occasionally chatting with another person enjoying the evening.


In a week, this tree will be stunning!


I could not stop myself from taking photos. What a tourist!

I can now say, with some authority, that I do prefer red wine to Sake. For me the minimalist, the only downside to the entire evening was that we were gifted with a commemorative Sake cup to take home.


Now I have to figure out what to do with this charming cedar box.

[Beloved readers-I have finally transitioned into my retired life of writing and working on hand-picked sustainability projects. In honor of this, I am starting a new blog: Quaker Stylist. I will post both here and there for the next month or so, in the hopes of convincing my beloved readers to make the transition with me. I will leave my two previous blogs up for a few months, in case any readers want to make a trip down memory lane. Eventually, I will be taking them down, decluttering them from the blog sphere.]

4 thoughts on “Sake and Cherry Blossoms

  1. Lou Phillips says:

    Could you use the box as a planter? Or take it to Meeting and invite someone in a different phase of life to enjoy it?

    At brunch this morning with giggly 70-ish friends, one offered the idea that our brunches would make a good sitcom. Yes said another “The Real Geezers of Philadelphia.”


    • Fawn says:

      Ah…I gifted it to my son. The real reason I had children… offload my unwanted stuff. I would love to brunch with The Real Geezers of Philadelphia. What fun!


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