Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May


If you love springtime you look forward to the debut of the seasons' most delicate stars: The Cherry Blossoms.

I live near one of Toronto's most sought out Cherry Park destinations.  The picturesque walk through the High Park Cherry Blossoms draws huge crowds for the full ten days the buds are open.

A guerrilla style photoshoot with Robert Skuja was in order.  We dodged the crowds, pet some dogs and unexpectedly got a decent hike in too.

 

Sonnet XVIII

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:

Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date:

Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimmed,

And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature's changing course untrimmed:

But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st,

Nor shall death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st,

 So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
   So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

~Shakespeare

 

Sequinned shrug: Thrifted (Bunz.com)

White tank top: Giant Tiger

Blush Tulle Skirt: Charlotte Russe

Crown: Crystal Countess


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