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Forty years ago, most people in Macon had never heard of a Yoshino cherry tree, though many had seen pictures of the lovely trees that dominated the early spring landscape in our nation's capital.  Thanks to William A, Fickling, Sr., who discovered a lone Yoshino growing in his Ingleside yard, and to Carolyn Crayton, who created the Macon, Georgia International Cherry Blossom Festival in honor of Fickling.  Macon is covered with cherry trees all year long.  It is in late winter, however, that Maconites begin to watch the trees for signs of life, for the bursting forth of blossoms that herald spring's re-birth.  It happens every year, on nature's schedule:  Macon becomes a fairy land of magical, tender flowers, and we know that Festival time is here.  Glenn Grossman has captured this beauty in a series of photographs that celebrate the glorious Yoshino cherry tree, and the people who gave them to the citizens of Macon - and to the world beyond our boundaries.

You may preview the book with a look at 11 of the over 70 scenes, by clicking on the "Preview Book" link on the left.  The Yoshinos of Macon may be purchased by clicking on the "Purchase Book" link.