Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I think Spring may be coming...

Sunday was a gorgeous sunny day. There was still a nip in the air but still enough warmth to erase some of those winter blues.

Unfortunately, Satoshi had to work, so I decided to check out Suigetsu Park by myself.

There were some ume/momo (apricot/peach) trees blooming.

And the robai (literally waxy apricot). I love this flower, it has a strong scent. The scent reminds me of yellow ginger.

Hopefully this is an indication that Spring is coming, and not a false alarm...

Then again on my walk in the early evening, the sunset was "blazing" in the sky, so I stopped and took some shots with my iPhone.

(after writing this post, Monday was gloomy and cold again, looks like we'll have some cold for awhile longer...)

13 comments:

KirkK said...

Ooohh pretty flowers!

jalna said...

Sooooo pretty!

Rick said...

Wow I really like those blossom pictures. I like those fruit trees with blossoms. I saw a peach tree with blossoms on it last year at a house that was for sale in Palolo and it was so nice. As you know, we don't see many of those kinds of trees around Honolulu. Lots of mango, but those just aren't the same :)

Tamara Marnell said...

I thought the bad part of winter was over for us in the Midwest, because it warmed up to the 30s last week. But today it started snowing! Boo.

Rowena... said...

It's still winter for us...this morning I woke up and saw the entire forest covered in frost!

K and S said...

Thanks Kirk and Jalna :)

I'll take mango and lychee anyday Rick :)

Boo Tamara, sending what sun we have today your way...

Very nippy here today also Rowena, I think this weather is making all my plants on the lanai confused!

Take care everyone!
Kat

evana basri said...

haii.. i'm from indonesia..
It's really great adventures.. i have followed u..
it's make me know more about japan..
love it..

K and S said...

Thank you Evana Basri, and thank you for stopping by.

Take care.
Kat

Debinhawaii said...

It seems so early for such pretty, full blooms. ;-) Great pictures!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful flowers. I'm envious as we still have at least three months more of winter weather here. I can't help remembering that you still had fall leaves in Japan when we were already into winter also...chrisq

K and S said...

yes it is quite early Debinhawaii, actually the weather turned icy cold after this post :(

I think we have a while more to go too Chrisq, hopefully it will warm up soon though, for you too!

Take care you two.
Kat

NAYLAS said...

aahh.. 桜が大好きじゃん :)
i remember the time when i lived in japan. they said when sakura bloomed then the school entrance is coming. and that means, new lover is bloomed too.
that's why i like sakura (^^)

K and S said...

Thanks Naylas, I think we have a couple more weeks before the sakura start to bloom!

Take care.
Kat