Thursday, April 07, 2011

sakura walks

Monday I went walking around and checked on the huge cherry tree in Sakurai.

It was beautiful.

There were also some weeping cherry. I liked this one, bright pink.

Most of the other cherry blossoms look almost white.

Tuesday, I went to Mukogawa.

Yesterday, I walked to Sakurai and on the way, came across a tree near an apartment building.

I like when I can capture a sun beam.

The area in front of the Hankyu Minoo station was fixed up. Really nice now.

The roof of the bus/taxi area has a nice design of fall foliage, a symbol of Minoo.

Next to the Hankyu Minoo station is a new information office and an area for "ashi-yu" (foot bath).

When I passed by these ladies were happily chatting away.

Been interested in shooting shadows recently. Love the shadows that the sakura trees cast.

The neighborhood near the Hankyu Minoo station is about 70% in bloom.

Then in the afternoon, I went to the area above our apartment where every house has a sakura tree in front of it, Asahigaoka.

This area is always beautiful, never disappoints.

Lots of walking, lots of bonding with nature.


Lara said...

The photo of the sakura shadow is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

You seem to have such a nice life there.

jalna said...

So pretty!

Nami @ Just One Cookbook said...

OMG.... SO BEAUTIFUL....... Speechless. I miss it SO much and thanks for sharing sakura with us. I was going to visit my home tomorrow and see these beautiful sakura... >_<

I like foot bath and this was at the station? What?? This station rocks!

And the shadows - very interesting. People are so busy and they barely notice these small things in life. I like how you look at things Kat. Enjoy bonding with nature!

Kathy YL Chan said...

The sakura trees are so beautiful! :) All this concrete here in NYC...sometimes I forget what nature is like! ;)

K and S said...

Thank you Lara :)

I am very fortunate Anon :)

Thanks Jalna :)

Yes, at the station they have a foot bath, Nami :) my husband wants to try it out.

I'm kind of glad we live a little out of the city Kathy :)

Take care everyone.

KirkK said...

Hey Kat - I love the photos.....thanks for taking us along!

K and S said...

I'm glad you enjoyed this Kirk :)

Take care.

Patzie said...

sakura is so pretty <3 Spring is such a great season, isn't it? :)

K and S said...

Spring is definitely one of my favorite seasons Patzie: )

Take care.

Rowena said...

That is just amazing. I imagine that there must be a ton of honey bees buzzing around the blooms too?

K and S said...

Thanks Rowena, I've not seen many bees, though there are a couple in my lavender these days.

Take care.

Japan Australia said...

Some great pictures. Glad to see you are getting out and about and enjoying the warmer weather and beautiful Cherry Blossoms. Hope the weather continues to stay nice.

Japan Australia

moshi mooch said...

Wow! It's gorgeous! I wish I can go for a walk with you. Happy spring and happy weekend! :)

K said...

Pretty sakura photos!

K and S said...

Thanks J-A :)

I wish you could go walking with me too, Moshi :)

Thanks K!

Take care everyone.