Notre Dame is lovely on any day, but haloed by these lush pink blossoms, it seems to have an extra special magic in early spring. They were in bloom the last time I was in Paris, and I was happy for a chance to see them cast their rosy glow on the cathedral once again.
This particular variety of tree was blooming on my wedding day, and ever since I’ve had a particular fondness for them. In my mind, I call them carnation trees, but I think they are actually Kwanzan Cherry trees. Any gardener friends out there know for sure?