Thursday, April 28, 2011
I took these photos about two weeks ago. The cherry blossoms last about two weeks before they being their fluttery descent to the ground. When it is windy, it honestly appears as though it is snowing flower petals. It's strikingly beautiful.
This river runs directly behind our apartment building. (Our apartment as you look at the river is to the left.) During the さくら season, it is difficult to resist the urge to go for a walk every evening to look at the flowers. Karl and I definitely took advantage of this, as you can see here!
cherry blossom trees. I asked, since they are cherry blossoms, do these trees then produce cherries? The answer is no. I looked it up and discovered that these particular trees are cherry trees, but they have been bred for ornamental purposes and therefore do not produce any fruit. Interesting.