Monday, April 10, 2017

Cherry Blossom from the City Park etc;

 *Cherry  Blossom 2017  from our City Park*
You all might know Japanese people adore cherry blossom. The delicate flower blooms only for a very short while. For us they represent the transience of life.  It seems that this particular characteristics ties in deeply with the fundamental teachings of Buddhism, which says all life is suffering and transitory. We hold this Buddhist belief strongly and the transitory nature of life is very noble, not get too attached to a particular outcome or not become emotional because it will all pass in time.
We are not blessed with weather this year;  Yesterday (9th) they were  in full-bloom and we expect bad weather coming few days.  
            Pictures were taken under the cloudy and later drizzling weather.

Around 2 o'clock, still some were enjoying Vewing Blossom "Hanami・花見".
Blossom with Raindrops;

Went there again to enjoy Night View and Illumination.
This big one was illuminated at night, should have taken a video :-)

At the parking lot.

*Less than a week ago before  flowers blossoming*
On our way back from shopping, I found a little Bull-headed Shrike perching on the branch of the cherry tree.  And also an Osprey with Seagull along the river.

Sorry for my usual absence to you all!  I was a bit under par but getting better.  
I appreciate my husband's help and taking me places :-)    
               I DO hope you will start a wonderful new week.

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  1. Good morning Orchid,
    it's cherry blossom time here I Normandy too and I love it! Your blossom is beautiful.The coloured lights and lanterns make it all more enchanting.
    It's always a joy to have your company for Mosaic Monday and I hope that you start to feel better soon.

  2. Hello Miyako, the cherry blossoms are beautiful. I love the trees in the spring. The pretty lanterns at night must look lovely in person. Great bird sightings, the Shrike is cool. I hope you feel better, take care. Have a happy day and new week ahead!

  3. The beautiful cherry blossoms and the park and the bird and your wonderful pictures (with the colors and at night) all bring joy. But the part that I loved best in this post was learning about what the cherry blossoms symbolize in Buddhism. I needed the reminder that all things pass ...and that it doesn't help to get overly emotional about things. Thank you for sharing that.

  4. Oh, my! These images are exquisite. I would love to be walking among these cherry blossoms. I've always wanted to go to DC when the cherry trees were in bloom. Perhaps someday I can experience it. Until then, your amazing photos will give me much pleasure.

  5. Absolutely beautiful blooming cherry trees! And your captures are wonderful Miyako:) Thank you for sharing them with A;; Seasons and have a beautiful week with flowers and cute birds like these!

  6. Cherry blossoms are beautiful in sunshine and in rain. We are enjoying them here, too. Some are palest pink, like the inside of an oyster shell, and others are brighter. They are all lovely. I like the idea of picnicking under them as you've shown in your photo.

  7. Hello Dear Miyako, I hope you are starting to feel a bit better. Yes, it is good to take time away from blogging when that happens. I am going slower at times now, and we all meet up in good time once more.
    Thank you for the most stunning photographs of those Cherry Blossoms both during the day and the evening. Such incredible sights.
    Cheerio for now, kindest thoughts :D)

  8. Hello Miyako. I am sorry to hear that you will ill and glad to see that you are feeling better. Your photos and the flowers are beautiful even in the rain. The shrike is a great bird to photograph. I hope you will be back in the sunshine soon... hugs..Michelle

  9. Howdy Miyako! I have seen cherry blossoms when we visited the capitol in Washington D.C.many years ago with our two sons and their family. We are so fortunate, the cherry trees were a gift from Japan. I especially like the photo that you posted with the lantern and the cherry tree blossoms. Thank you for sharing all these wonderful images. Hugs.

  10. Such beautiful cherry blossoms! Glad you got to enjoy them before expected bad weather was coming. I really love the close-up views and night illumination. The photos of cherry blossoms with lantern are so gorgeous! Also love tulips and other flowers. Osprey is very cute standing on the tiny rock :-)
    Sorry you were under par. I hope you are feeling much better, Miyako san. Have a wonderful day! xo

  11. Cherry blossoms - Hamami in Japan must be heaven! Oh, probably I'll never see it in real life. Thank you so much for these photos & linking.

    I don't know whether you celebrate Easter there. We do, in grey weather and a bit wet snow falling - ain't that absurd!!

  12. Wow! What fantastic scenery you captured! These are some amazing trees and flowers.

  13. great fences and I love your philosophy it is definitely true life is like a cndle

  14. Dear Miyako
    Oh I always love seeing your photos of the Cherry blossom!
    It is a great time for celebration in Japan. Welcoming Spring and saying goodbye to cold Winter.
    Tale care
    Shane xxx

  15. The Cherry Blossoms are just so beautiful. We lived in Washington D.C. years ago and always enjoyed when they would bloom, in the spring. Thank you for linking up today and I hope you have a great weekend!

  16. Hello Miyako, the cherry blossoms are beautiful. The night shots are lovely. I enjoyed seeing your Shrike, it is a beautiful bird. The Osprey is a cool sighting. Great photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend! Happy Easter to you and your family!

  17. Such a lovely park! And the cherries are amazing.

  18. I'm very sorry that you've not been well sweet friend. I hope you feel better every day. I love the colorful lights on the cherry blossoms. That really makes them special! Hugs, Diane

  19. Wow! Your cherry blossoms are so delicate and lush and beautiful! Your photos are amazing!

  20. Awesome osprey and shrike....but today, the cherry blossoms and lanterns just steal the show with so much beauty!!

    Thank you so much for linking in at I'd Rather B Birdin' and sharing this with us over the weekend this week.

  21. What a magnifisent show of blossom , and so beautifully photographed.
    Take care Gordon.