In the Kenwood neighborhood of Chevy Chase, Maryland, 1,200 Yoshino cherry trees lined the streets. The people, who live in this normally quiet community, enjoy sharing the pride of the neighborhood, says Dennis Potts who grew up here. To see people’s reaction to it and put them in such I think a positive place of really something that nature does. That is absolutely beautiful. That is something that you you’ll never forget.
The first cherry trees were planted in Kenwood in the 1920s, as a way to promote the new neighborhood to potential home buyers. Many more trees were added in the 1950s and 60s.“You knew spring arrived when the cherry blossoms were blooming. And so it was a real community event, people were outside, people were walking their dogs, people are having barbecues.
I think the biggest change is probably the amount of people that are here. There are many more. Families enjoy the beauty, people take selfies and others just relax. This boy is making a little money by selling homemade cookies to visitors. Some people come year after year to enjoy the flowers, which usually lasts a little more than a week. It’s a treasure for the entire DC metro area. And I consider this one of the best places to look at the cherry blossoms around here.
Visitors come from around the world to experience the blossoms for the first time, many are from Asia. It is amazing and it’s so beautiful. And it’s like a sea of the flowers. Very nice and especially a green grass and the flowers sort of enhance each other. Beautiful with quiet of peaceful. It’s kind of quiet and not crowded. The neighborhood bursts into bloom each spring.
Thanks to the Kenwood homeowners who are responsible for the trees on their property.
Deborah Block VOA News Chevy Chase, Maryland
The people, who live in this normally quiet community, enjoy sharing the pride of the neighborhood, says Dennis Potts who grew up here.
enjoy doing sth 享受做某事
I enjoy doing this exercise outside more than inside.
grow up 成长，长大
She grew up in Tokyo.
肯伍德社区第一次种樱桃树是在上世纪20年代，这样做是为了提升这个新社区的吸引力，让潜在购房者注意到 。五六十年代的时候，又新种了一些樱桃树 。于是，这里成了真正的社群活动场地，有人在外边溜达，有人遛狗，有人做烧烤 。
我觉得，最大的变化就是人的数量，越来越多了 。很多人家儿在这里欣赏美色、自拍或者单纯地放松 。这个男孩在向游人卖自制的饼干，赚点零花钱 。还有人年年来这里欣赏花朵，花期一般都是一周多 。这里对于整个华盛顿区来说都是一笔财富 。而我本人也认为，这里是附近地带欣赏樱花最好的地方之一 。
全球各地的很多游客都是第一次来这里看樱花，其中有相当一部分人来自亚洲 。我都惊呆了，简直太美了，就像是一片花海 。非常棒，尤其是粉花绿草的相得益彰 。美丽、静谧而又井然有序，每年春天，这里樱花盛开的时候，都是这样的氛围 。