This was in a small neighborhood park near my house this morning.
It seems the cherry trees along the Nakagawa are in full bloom (mankai) – or pretty close to it – today!
A lot of photos, I know. But I did edit them down from over 40!
Spring is definitely here.
You can click on them to see the photos larger. The last one is a panorama, so if you click on it and then zoom in you can see a lot of detail going from left to right.
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.)