What a difference a day makes – spring is really here

Even compared to yesterday, there are many more cherry blossoms. There is still a long ways to go to “mankai” (full bloom), but it is getting very pretty along the Nakagawa. The weather was a few degrees warmer today, so it was very comfortable during my bike ride. And look how blue the sky is!

In fact, I intended a short ride today, but it was so pleasant out I just kept on drifting along on my bicycle, feeling in pretty good spirits.

Maybe spring does that to a person after a long, cold winter?

(If you click on the photos you should be able to see them much larger.)


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The cherry trees are finally starting to blossom

Actually, they are right on the usual schedule. These photos were from today’s bike ride along the Nakagawa. Note how beautiful the weather is. It’s still a bit cold, but the skies were a brilliant clear blue.

And, for the first time this year, I actually see some of the buds in bloom. It’s still just a few, but it started.

The first photo just has buds, but I thought it looked nice against the sky.

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