Once cherry blossom season was over, I’d thought it was time to sit back and wait for autumn, but actually, there are other flowers now blooming everywhere! I don’t know if I just didn’t notice them before because the sakura were hogging all of the attention, but blooming flowers fill every nook and cranny of every school, workplace, and house right now, it seems. All these pictures were taken in Waki, not in Iwakuni or Hiroshima. They’re all places I either see regularly, or can get to easily on my bike, and these pictures were all taken today!
The next few were taken at “Sakura Park,” in Waki. Sakura Park actually does have sakura trees–I thought it was kind of a funny name for a park, like naming your dog “Dog.” But the sakura trees were in bloom for my parents to see then. Now, other flowers have sprung up as well!
I can’t believe I thought all the excitement was over when the sakura fell. I can’t really compare sakura and this rainbow explosion of other types of flowers, but everywhere I go there’s color and nice scents from the flowers that come to my nose when I’m riding my bike to school or to the supermarket. Now that I think about it, I probably wouldn’t notice as much if I had to commute to work in a car.
Song of the Day: I’m trying to think of a good “spring” song (ie, not just sakura). Do you have a favorite spring song? Or song that makes you “feel like” spring?