|One of the few trees in the park today that was fully in bloom. Most were only|
partly blooming. The effect when it's all pink and no leaves is spectacular.
Today is my birthday and I planned a couple of special things:
|I'm always captivated by these crazy bushes at this time of year. Very ordinary|
the majority of the year, when they're allowed to, they have these crazy
loopy branches covered in flowers (often they're pruned back along paths
1. I arranged to meet a new friend for coffee (she was so sweet—though I'd initiated the meeting, she paid for my coffee and a snack). It was a delightful time of getting to know one another (though I feel like I talked too much).
|The park wasn't peaceful. There were hundreds of|
people and bikes and dogs.
|This tree is just down the road at "our" river. I've|
been watching it gradually break out into delicate,
vibrant green for a few weeks now.
|These also are gorgeous, but a little more robust than sakura. Rapeseed plant.|
|I just love tulips.|
Today's pleasant unexpecteds so far:
|I loved watching this little family trying so hard to get their|
daughter's first ever photo with sakura.
- Two boys switching pre-school jobs to enable the one with a gash in his palm to skip his usual washing up. They were very diligent and responsible and the best thing is that I didn't have to intervene at all.
- A very busy friend messaged me and offered to take me to coffee later in the week.
The day isn't over yet, so we'll see what else turns up.