The Weekend I Opened My Windows

Did you think sakura season was completely over?
Well, due to our love of sakura, we have many many types of cherry trees in Japan. Yaezakura (八重桜) is a cherry tree with blossoms of more than five petals and they tend to bloom a couple of weeks later than the most common Somei-yoshino.
I went to my local supermarket and happened to pass by this carpet of pink. So, of course, I had to stop and take a few photos. I love how full the Yaezakura blossoms are. They look beautiful with the green leaves, don’t you think?
This weekend was amazing, even though I didn’t do anything. I did a little cooking and a little tidying up. But I mostly spent the weekend working on my quilt stitching project that I have to finish very soon. Very mellow weekend.
But what made it amazing is the weather outside! I usually don’t open my windows this time of year due to all the pollen in the air, I couldn’t help myself. Well, I also checked the Japanese cedar pollen forecast and it said the amount in Tokyo was low. So I swept open all my windows and enjoyed the cool spring breeze inside my apartment. It felt great!
I hope you all had a fabulous spring weekend, too! x

I love the carpet of pink underneath my feet!

These guys (gods?) were showered with pink petals as well!

6 thoughts on “The Weekend I Opened My Windows”

  1. If it wasn't so noisy outside, my windows would have been open for the last couple weeks. Well,maybe not THAT long. 🙂

    Only a month left till it is unbearably hot, at least for a certain Southern Barbarian. I'm enjoying this as much as I can.


  2. My Canadian friend told me that we are in for a long and incredibly hot summer this year! (I don't have a tv so he tells me things he sees on NHK global channel.) Do you think it's true? ;D


  3. I heard we'd have a hotter than normal summer a month or two ago. I checked again and the Japan Meteorological Agency (I just say JMA) said it will be a bit warmer but not that much.

    Who can really say. We can't really predict the weather that far ahead. 🙂


  4. Oh, really? Well, my daily weather forecast app is proven wrong at least 5 days a week so I guess long-term prediction is much more difficult. We'll just have to wait and see! ;D


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