The Cherry Blossom Festival is such a big deal, it even has its very own "Storefront location" in the downtown area!Furthermore, certain parking spaces in the downtown area, are painted pink with a stylized pink cherry blossom symbol, indicating they are for parkers who have "official" Cherry Blossom Festival tasks to attend to.
Since Macon, Georgia, is located in the geographic center of Georgia, it has the nickname of "Heart of Georgia". And, since Georgia is famous for its large trees, draped with Spanish moss, you can see plenty of it all over the city.
The historic Sidney Lanier Cottage is in the downtown area of Macon.
Notice that the poet was born in this cottage in 1842. The reason this is significant is that it is a reminder that this structure, as well as several other historic structures in Macon, are still standing, even AFTER the Civil War. That is because Union General William Tecumseh Sherman spared Macon on his "March to the Sea", when much of the surrounding area was burned to the ground by Union troops, under orders from General Sherman.
www.FirstPlace4Health.com ) memory verse, because the memory verse talks about MIRACLES, and my friend represents a miracle! (We are shown in the photo above, sitting beneath a Macon storefront painted with pink cherry blossoms) She said at the time she was first diagnosed with multiple myeloma, she was told that disease had an average survival rate of 3-5 years. This reunion visit was held ELEVEN years since that original diagnosis, so I am PRAISING GOD and proclaiming, "You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples." Psalm 77:14