It’s that time of year again…time for the annual flooding of the rice fields. I’ve always kind of enjoyed watching the process and watching small plots of land become waterfront property.
There’s a pretty large rice field behind the kindergarten and when I looked out the office window today, it looked like we had suddenly landed on waterfront property.
Sakura is finished, but now it’s time for another flower to bloom…wisteria. Not only is it beautiful, it smells fantastic too.
If you haven’t been enjoying all the sakura pictures, first of all, you’re crazy. Second of all, you’re in luck because it’s almost done. We’ve had a ton of rain and high winds which has made the sakura fall pretty fast. The only positive of the rain is that it makes the sakura petals stick around on the ground.
We can still enjoy the pretty pink petals, even if they’re all over the ground.
We have a couple sakura trees at school. I really like the small one.
It might be a small tree, but it sure packs the blossoms!
…to see another sakura picture. You should be expecting it.
So much sakura! So much pretty!
Yes! Because sakura doesn’t stick around for long, today you get yet another sakura picture. This is from Kamiyama Shinrin Park…an amazing place to see sakura. There are over a thousand trees.
Originally, I was planning to put up another temple since I didn’t post one last week, but then we spent the day looking at sakura and temples. So here’s my favorite picture of the day.
I’m thinking this might be a great tattoo.
I can’t help it. Sakura season is so short and I need to share as much as I can. Here’s another one I shot last night.
We went for a walk in the rain to look at some sakura trees across the river from our apartment. It wasn’t so bad at first, but the rain really started coming down while we were across the river. Poor Brandon had a broken umbrella, so we had to high tail it back home. I did still manage to take a couple of good pictures.
This is what we see when we walk out the front door:
Two sakura trees blooming. So beautiful.
And just in case you’re wondering, those green bins are our compost bins. We call them the bug bins. Yes, they are that close to the building. No, they don’t usually smell too bad.