Sakura Update

Agus, of the blog "About Life" made a special request for close up pics of the cherry blossoms. Unfortunately, the the fact that the wind was moving the branches around and the limitations of my camera meant I could not get in close on the blossoms.

Still, I went back to the original large digital images and cropped two areas that show some blossoms much closer than in the previous post. I'm happy Agus asked as these photos show off the pink tinge of each blossom that give the whole park a magical feeling, or as Agus said, "tingling". So here you go, Agus, and thank you!

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Robin said...

Beautiful Panda,

I can imagine all at one time, the petal will all fall together and you will be able to see pink snow falling..

what a life!

Pandabonium said...

Robin, yes, it can look just like that with small drifts of it piling up here and there. It is called "sakura fubuki" - cherry blossom snow. So beautiful.

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Okay, so beautiful, but what about the streets of Tokyo, the mobile phones, the claustrophobia of crowds? It amazes me that there are always contradictions in every country - in Fiji - the rainforests, the beaches,the ordinary kindnesses, but the push and shove in Suva's streets and the bickering by people who ought to know better! That's my whinge for today.
Also, about that little meditation I led with some women, it was our present journey into older years and not the big one - though that was the undercurrent thought probably. I was using Psalm 19.

agus said...

Panda, thank you so much! Now I'm tickled pink! I can imagine myself having a bewildering time gazing up the trees, turning 360 degrees for a full view, (probably singing a song). I'm posting yellow flowers for you next.

And I'm jumping with joy over the birthday greeting you, K, and peachy Momo created for me. I'm touched.

Thanks! You guys are the best!

Robin said...

really really, you must post more pics..

so so so beautiful!

Pandabonium said...

Wendy - my opinion is that people in modern are split between the artificial world they try to create and the one which humans evolved in. They still love nature even as they participate in its destruction. A book I often recommend on this topic is "My Name is Chellis and I'm In Recovery from Western Civilization" by psychologist Chellis Glendinning.
Aging is good topic for meditation. I think middle aged folk like me should embrace it as part of life in a positive way, but somehow we get negative messages about it in our earlier years.

Agus, you're are most welcome friend.

Thanks Robin. If I can get more to post, I will.

Happysurfer said...

Very nice!

"Sakura fubuki" reminds me of the angsana flowers. They are yellow tiny flowers and the petals also float down like falling snow. As children, we used to challenge as to who would be able to catch more when they float down.

Pandabonium said...

I'm happy you enjoy them Happysurfer. I'd like to see angana trees (and flowers) someday.