Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Cherry Pink

Sometimes I get an idea in mind and it stays and stays. One of the ideas that has stuck with me for the last thirty years is seeing Kyoto during the cherry blossom season. It's approximately the second and third weeks of April, but, like so many things, it depends on the weather. 

A lot of the blossoms are now petals in the wind, but there were enough to give me the vistas I had dreamed of. I have a number of cherry blossom pictures I will share in the coming weeks, but this picture taken at Nijo Castle, the Shogun's residence in Kyoto, is one of my favorites. 


Despite lots of rain, a soggy Buttercup is so enjoying Kyoto. Tomorrow we leave for Hakone and then to see Mt. Fuji on Thursday. I wish all of you could join me.

14 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

Picturesque and perfect. I can almost smell the blossoms. What a wonderful place to be. Enjoy.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

What beautiful memories you are making.

Jacquelineand.... said...

How extraordinarily beautiful Carol, thanks so much for sharing this trip with us!

Denise Dobkowski Hammond said...

Into every life a little rain must fall, and if so, why not be enjoying cherry blossoms. In Japan.

Becky K. said...

Oh so pretty. Glad you are getting to experience this trip. Thanks for sharing with us.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

How beautiful ! Glad you are enjoying your trip.

From the Kitchen said...

Lovely! I imagine the look around the Tidal Basin in D.C. is much the same right now.

Best,
Bonnie

Sola Scriptura said...

What a gorgeous photo! I wish I was there too!

Wandering Wren said...

Dearest Soggy
It's great to see you having a serene time amongst the cherry blossoms - Have fun!
Wren x

Susie said...

Buttercup, I love this picture. I am so glad you are enjoying your time there. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

BJ Pup said...

Kyoto is my favorite place in Japan. As I recall it rained when I was there too.

Enjoy the rest of your trip.

Nellie said...

Absolutely beautiful, Buttercup!

Mevely317 said...

I'm so enjoying your pictorial memories! Mostly, I'm so glad you're getting to realize your long-held dream! Stay safe!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We all wish we could be there, too. But I'm so happy for you! Hugs, Diane