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WHUers’ cherry blossom affection
Author:Yang Ziqing  Date:2018-04-16  Clicks:

Every student in Wuhan University has a deep affection for the cherry blossoms on  Luojia Mountain.

Bellflower Cherry is the earliest cherry messenger of spring on campus. On the way to the library, a string of bell-like cherry blossoms blooms in its rosy dress. Sunshine through the petals and leaves casts sparkling spots on the lane, raising the curtain of the Cherry Blossom Festival in WHU.

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Shortly afterwards, some cherry trees on Cherry Avenue burst into full blossom overnight, within which some budding ones still nestle. The white and pink petals perfectly set off the red windows of the Old Dormitory. What an elegant scene!

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The day of March 20thwitnessed the debut of Cherry Blossom Festival. In the morning, the pale pink blossoms in Cherry Avenue were shroudedin mist. The overwhelming romance spread out , in the sky.

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There are various cherry blossoms, such as Ukon, Early American Cherry, and Cerasus Yedoensis (known as Tokyo Cherry). They scatter in every corner of the campus with different blossoming periods. Every single step during the stroll here can take you to unexpected scenery.

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The cherry blossoms at night also present a different glamour. Under the Old Dormitory, the stamens, filled with the dim starlight, are accompanied by streetlamps on both sides. And the crescent in the heavens casts a fascinating reflection on Jian Lake, picturing the scene in a song iambic verse:

Easterlies of the night call to bloom blossoms of a thousand trees,

As if blowing adrift stars that drizzle like rain.

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The unique beauty of cherry blossoms exclusive to WHU is enriched by its cultural connotation. With morning dew and sunset glow, the cherry blossoms and historical buildings of WHU enhance each other’s beauty-picturesque scenery unable to be duplicated. One may never experience the historical culture and humanistic romanticism of students and teachers in WHU until he is actually within it.

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Every March, those graduates who have left their Alma Mater will still ask whether the cherry trees are in their full blossoms. Actually, cherry blossoms in WHU are not only a symbol of beauty but also the witness of a story and a memory. What those WHUers who have graduated miss are not only the blossoms, but also their bygone days under the blossoms, all of which has become a campus nostalgia forever etched in their memory.


(Rewritten by Lu Xinqiang)

(Edited by Zheng Lingling, Shen Yuxi, Liu Jiachen and Liu Xiaoli  )


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