Cherry Blossoms Have Just Bloomed In This Japanese Town, And The Photos Are Magical
Feb16

Cherry Blossoms Have Just Bloomed In This Japanese Town, And The Photos Are Magical

Spring has arrived early in the Eastern Japanese town of Kawazu. The small town, located just outside of Tokyo, is famous for their 8000 cherry blossom trees that bloom early every year. The lush landscapes that greet millions of visitors each February are supremely romantic. The blossoms, known as sakura in Japanese, typically bloom in late March or early April, but Kawazu’s trees belong to a unique variety that flowers before...

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16 Magical Pics Of Japan’s Cherry Blossom By National Geographic
Mar24

16 Magical Pics Of Japan’s Cherry Blossom By National Geographic

Few places in the world do spring like Japan does spring. The vibrant and delicate cherry blossom is, after all, one of earth’s most majestic natural wonders, and there’s nothing quite like strolling beneath those ephemeral petals and marveling at how amazing mother nature can be. To celebrate the arrival of Japan’s most magical season, National Geographic invited community members to send in their best photographs of the country’s...

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15 Of The Most Magnificent Trees In The World
Aug13

15 Of The Most Magnificent Trees In The World

How do I love thee, tree? Let me count the ways; you change carbon dioxide into the oxygen we breathe, you sequester carbon, and you provide shelter for countless critters. There are many reasons for which we should all be tree-hugging hippies, but within the scope of this article, all we’ll focus on is how amazing some of them look. Granted, not all of these amazing beautiful trees are trees (the Wisteria is a vine, Rhododendrons are...

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