Japan Hanami Season is Almost Here! Hanami Party!
It is now Sunday, March 10th. Tomorrow will be the second anniversary of the disastrous March 11, 2011 Earthquake, Tsunami and Fukushima disaster. I pray for all those whose lives are still affected and hope that time quickly heals them.
Since it is Sunday, and the weather is now getting fully into Spring, I thought I'd let you enjoy some view of blooming plum blossoms that I shot near my home.
Please use these photos freely if you wish.
Calling out to the birds and insects, "Time to wake up!"
An old lady was tending these by the side of a park walkway. I said, "Thank you!" to her for growing such beauty for everyone.
An old guy grows Bonsai trees out by a busy street. No one steals them or vandalizes them. He is proud of his "children." Of course, they are beautiful.
Across the street stands a huge plum tree that is the first to alert the neighborhood that "Spring is here!"
Near an apartment building, a lone tree pushes out a few lonely flowers
This tree stands in the strong sun-light and it shows as it is a festival of blooming flowers
Along the "Magic Trail" another plum tree alerts its neighbors to wake up and begin pushing out buds and leaves.
To see more beautiful Japanese flowers, see: Beautiful Springtime Plums and Other Japanese Flowers at Okamoto Park: http://bit.ly/10xYtnC
And don't forget, if you are in the Tokyo area, our annual Hanami (flower viewing and eating and drinking party) will be held for two days on April 6 and 7 at the Tamagawa river.
See details here: