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”
very nice view, pretty pink petals 🙂
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.
Thank you Babzy! These blossoms were very pink, unlike our most popular cherry blossoms which are more white in color 🙂
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
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. 🙂
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