Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Cherry Blossom Viewing 2011
There is some tradition at VAOJ of sharing cherry blossom photos every spring; these come from near my home. Sunday was a beautiful day for walking along the stream and enjoying the scene. A local community group displays senryu poems along with the cherry blossoms every year. With all of the disasters of late, some have suggested forgoing ohanami parties this year. Maybe low key events during the day are more appropriate under these conditions. But on the other hand, some return to normality might welcome. Japanese baseball, after a postponement, started today. Let's hope cherry blossoms and Hanshin Tigers lift people's spirits.