Sunday, April 10, 2011

rainy sakura walk

Friday, Satoshi had the day off, it was the only day he could check out the cherry blossoms around our area.

Unfortunately, it was forecasted to rain.

We started in the area above our apartment, Asahigaoka. This neighborhood has sakura trees in front of almost every home.

Then we checked out the area near the Hankyu Minoo Station.

And the rain came down quite steadily.

There was a sign from the city to ask everyone to watch out for the branches of the trees. Maximum height for vehicles was 3 meters (about 9 feet).

When we were walking around Asahigaoka, we saw a bulldozer on a flat bed, knock some branches of!

I learned something new the other day from the weather dude.

He said that if the middles are pinkish, then the flower will start to shed its petals.

Guess sakura season will be over soon...too fast this year!


chandlerguera said...

Each year, I look forward to seeing sakura pictures! Maybe I'll get the chance to see them myself sometime. Sooooo gorgeous!

Deb in Hawaii said...

You guys have not had the best "sightseeing" weather lately have you? At least it wasn't snowing hard. ;-)

K and S said...

I hope you get a chance to visit Japan too Chandlerguera :)

Have you figured that out?? I always put the blame on Satoshi ;) Deb in Hawaii.

Take care you two.

Japan Australia said...

Yes, unfortunately there comes a time when the cherry blossoms must end. I too wish they would last for ever, but it always give us something to look forward to next year. Hope you can continue to enjoy them while they last.

Japan Australia

jalna said...

Sooo pretty!

manju said...

The cherry blossom festival in DC was yesterday and I'm afraid we're going to miss the blossoms again this year... Thanks for sharing yours!

K and S said...

so true J-A!

Thanks Jalna :)

hope you can see them next year Manju :)

Take care everyone.

Nami @ Just One Cookbook said...

What! Already close to ending??? I would have been in Japan right now to enjoy this! Thank you for sharing so I can at least enjoy the beauty from you!

Rowena said...

Something about the 2nd pic is that where you shot a short video a year ago?

K and S said...

Way too fast Nami :(

Yes that is where I shot a video Rowena :) you get good memory!

Take care you two.