Wednesday, April 9, 2008

day 102 - and then it rained...







As if to underline the ephemeral nature of beauty, the skies opened and the petals began to fall, covering everything with a pink and white rug.

2 comments:

Joanne Gover Yoshida said...

The pink carpet of petals is magical, isn't it.
We are a few days behind you here in Oita.
I am glad for the chance to see Himeji Castle Park thru your photos. My favorit hanami spot where I live is Oita Castle Park.
Take care and enjoy the pink as it gives way to green.

Joanne

robwalkerpoet said...

Yes, Joanne. I don't think 'magical' is too strong a word.. We have a flowering cherry tree back home (in Cherry Gardens, believe it or not!), but I wasn't prepared to see them as the main part of the landscape across the whole country.