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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Overcast day along the river

It was an overcast day, but not too cold, so I took a bike ride along the Nakagawa, as I’ve been doing almost every day lately.

The cherry trees are still not in bloom, and stood stark, and somewhat lonely looking against the grey skies.

The sun in one photo, trying to shine through, made for an interesting, almost alien contrast against the mostly barren cheery tree branches.

 

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