You’re in for a treat this time. Sky, lots of sky. And sunsets! This is when my obsession for amazing, bright sunsets began. And they are some of my more popular photos. But I’ll let you be the judge. Let’s take a look.
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Today, I met my longtime friend in Tokyo, and we visited three gardens to see cherry blossoms.
First was Rikugien, near Komagome station. There was one tree that was very popular.
And we had a great view of the garden.
And I took lots of pictures of people crossing a stone bridge with a reflection below.
After that, we visited Shinjuku Gyoen, a big garden with Japanese, French, and English gardens. There was also an interesting greenhouse. But the cherry trees were the stars. This was the only picture I got with my phone. It’s a weeping cherry tree.
And finally, we went to Roppongi to see the Mori Park, right below the well-known Mori Tower in Roppongi Hills. It was pretty small. Then we checked out Tokyo Midtown and briefly looked at the National Art Gallery building.
Videos were taken, as well. I’m a bit behind on those. They’ll come, though. But maybe not until next week.
It may only be early February, but that’s when the signs of spring appear in the Tokyo area of Japan. This morning, we went for a walk to see Mt. Fuji, but it was too hazy.
So we focused on what was around us. We were near the Fujisawa campus of Keio University, one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Japan, and we were able to enjoy nature.
The Kawazu cherry trees have started blooming, and we were also greeted by some mejiro, or Japanese white-eye.
We were also surprised by a red-roofed shrine, Utsumochi Shrine.
The cherry trees weren’t the only things blooming. The Japanese plum trees continue to bloom, too.
This week is going to warm up significantly. On average, February is the coldest month here. However, the forecast for Saturday is 18 degrees and cloudy. Valentine’s Day will be a balmy 23 degrees and rainy. Very surprising!
Are you stuck in the middle of winter, or is spring beginning to show itself where you live? Or are you in summer in the Southern Hemisphere?
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