Tuesday, 12 April 2011

The end of the blossoms

Cherry blossoms are short lived.  Blossoms in Tokyo have passed the mankai (full bloom) stage and are waning.  The petals on the Shakuji gawa signal the end of the sakura, which is followed by the azalea season.
Sakura along the canal at Iidabashi
Sakura on the Shakuji River - best focus on
the petals and not the concrete river banks...
The green leaves emerging through the blossoms - past their
peak by Japanese standards, but this is the stage I like best
Sakura outside my apartment

The end of the season

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