In mid-January, I walked through Suigetsu Park. The trees were all bare and if it weren't for the blue sky, it would have been really gloomy.
Then at the beginning of February, I went back and noticed that the momo/ume (peach/apricot) blossoms were starting to bloom.
There was even someone who brought her pet rabbit with her to the park while she photographed the blossoms.
The robai (a waxy flower) ro = candle/wax, bai = apricot was also in bloom. I really like this flower because it has a strong fragrance.
I didn't know about this but there is also a little pond for fishing. There were several men/women fishing, I wonder what they were catching? Whatever it was the sign nearby said that they weren't allowed to use lures.
On yet another trip to the park it was a cold but sunny morning, I walked over a nearby bridge and spotted these ducks sleeping in. (Satoshi doesn't believe me when I tell him that they can fly.)
When I got to the park, more momo/ume trees had bloomed, including this weeping type. It was a beautiful day.
Today is the last day of February. Spring is coming...I can't wait!