April 22, 2014

Hanami (Cherry Blossom Viewing), Sort Of/花見もどき

Today, around noon, I took a walk like I usually do these days. But, today, I took a digital camera with me to take photos of cherry trees that were almost in full bloom. Unfortunately, it was cloudy, but I did enjoy viewing the cherry blossoms while walking.

Near the Uono River and the junior high school
Fukinoto (butterbur sprout):

Blossom buds:

Kanzo (daylily):

Mt. Kinjo on the left and Mt. Makihata on the right (with its top hidden by cloud):
Near the elementary school:

Shiozawa Central Park:

Weeping cherry against the Suzuki Bokushi Memorial Hall:

Fire hydrant in dark brown color:

Bokushi Dori (Street):

Praying mantis:


Fräulein Trude said...

Our cherry blossoms are all gone. Blossoming season started early this year. Thanks for showing. Are these the mountains where the bears take a stroll and try to eat guys picking wild edible plants?

Hiroyuki said...

Kiki: There are bears living in almost all mountains in Japan!

Tea Apprentice said...

Beautiful! I live in Boston, Massachusetts, and so far our mountain cherry trees and some of the shidare-sakura have blossomed. The others haven't yet, though. Our season is a little late this year. I'm hoping to have hanami next week!

Hiroyuki said...

Tea Apprentice: I didn't know you could view Japanese cherry trees in Boston, too!

Tea Apprentice said...

I was inspired by you to put my hanami photos online. This is what I have so far; it has been raining so there have not been many days I could go out. I may try to go out again at the end of the week to catch the end of the season.


Hiroyuki said...

Tea Apprentice: Thank you for the link. Very beautiful indeed! And, you are a good photographer!