Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Neighborhood Sakura















On my walk home from the bus stop yesterday I snapped some photos of the beautiful blossoms on the street I live on. So here is an influx of flower photos! I was waiting to take photos of when they are more abundant in the city and the sidewalks are pink with fallen petals, but I couldn't wait. Plus for some strange reason last year I didn't get any photos of the cherry blossoms. I think maybe because I was working 12 hours a day with a 3 hour commute? We plan on driving in the mountains soon where all the cherry orchards are and all you see is Mountain Hood and blossoms. It is magical. You see not only cherry blossoms, but plum, orange, and many other blossoms as well. Cannot wait for that!





You can see that the weather changed a ton on my walk. I was only out for about a half hour and it was so bright that it hurt my eyes, then rained, then sunny, then rain, then sunny again! And at one point raining and sunny at the same time.
A little bit ago I posted a picture of a flower that was about ready to bloom in my front yard. I have been monitoring it with pics and here it is bloomed. I was surprised that it was this color, i thought it was going to be dark purple. I am much more fond of this pale shade.

Here was my bento yesterday. It was yakisoba and the top had mango coconut jell-o from japan, and a little piece of unagi, and some granola for breakfast

Warning, this is not the end of sakura posts!

9 comments:

dchao said...

Those cherry blossoms made my day.
Thanks. <3

Little Paris said...

Here you go. Japan close to your doorstep! It is beautiful!!

average rai said...

Again... jealous! You are very lucky to have those. They brightened up my morning, for sure.

Mrs.French said...

This is definitely my favorite time of year in Portland! I was also going to dedicate a post to the cherry blossoms. Your photos are gorgeous!

Little Paris said...

I have received your GIANT parcel this morning. Oh..you made me so shameful . We have agreed to send each others around 600 g stuffs..How come you sent me with a big bomb with all my favourite things!! You are such a sweet heart!!! I love them ALL...I am going to take some pictures and putting on my blog soon! Also this reminds me to do more shopping in Hong Kong for you^_^

Amanda said...

Those are beautiful! Thank you!

shooting star said...

simply lovely blossoms!!!!

Amanda said...

Do you guys know what day you're coming down? That will be fun! :D

Ku said...

o.o わ〜い。。。

I didn't know sakura would grow so early in Oregon. They are very lovely! Can you smell them when you walk around?