Cherry Blossom time in Alaska

Posted: Tuesday, June 15, 2004

It might not be nearly the tourist attraction as the Kenai River is to the Kenai Peninsula, nor can it compare to the Cherry Blossom festival in the nations capitol. Nevertheless, when the few ornamental flowering trees that have been protected from becoming moose browse during the long Alaskan winters showcase their blossoms, they are a fragrance and photo opportunity to remember. Pedestrians along Kobuk Street and tourists in Soldotna have been able to enjoy the unusual Alaskan display recently. As with any blossom time, it can be a brief spectacle, most of the blossoms have blown away already, due to the past few cool and windy days, but that only underscores the appreciation that they brought here in the northland.

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