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Apr 18, 2009

Sitting under the Cherry Blossoms

We were really lucky to have perfect Spring weather on Monday with shadows galore under the flowering trees. Most areas that have Cherry Blossoms will set up food stalls selling typical festival food: YakiSoba (fried noodles), yakitori (chicken on a stick) , okonomiyaki (egg and cabbage omelette). That area is usually busy.
sakura  お花見

My husband and I usually try to find a quiet area. Finding a secluded spot is easy when you have 1000 cherry trees to choose from! They stretch for more than 2 kilometres along a river.
sakura  ohanami

For more Shadow Shots, visit Shadow Shot Sunday at Hey Harriett's blog.

23 comments:

Cindy said...

That is just a totally beautiful site!!! I love cherry blossoms, still another couple months here....

Very, very beautiful...thank you for sharing!

Sweet Repose said...

When I think of Japan, I think cherry blossoms...my plum trees are gorgeous...have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy the beauty of the moment!

sharon

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful shadow shots! Beautiful shots, period! Love the cherry trees and the mountains in the distance! Happy SSS!

Meka said...

Oh, these photos bring back such fond memories. When I was in the eleventh grade I went to Japan. I stayed overnight with a host family. They took me to a cherry blossom festival. We had a picnic right under those beautiful trees! I vowed that someday I would return to Japan and picnic again beneath the cherry blossoms. That was 15 years ago. I haven't gotten a chance to go back yet. But, thanks for taking me back for just a moment.

Catherine said...

cherry blossom is just so beautiful...

Marlene said...

Just gorgeous, I would love to picnic there and also eat the festival foods, sounds yummy.

bobbie said...

What lovely shadows to sit under!

That is the chicken said...

Beautiful cherry blossoms! What a wonderful place to sit and soak in the sun.

Terri said...

That second shot is exquisite! I bet it smells heavenly among all those blossoms!

readingsully2 said...

Absolutely stunning, Gallery.

Jeri said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Hey Harriet said...

How gorgeous! I want to visit Japan and eat yummy food under the Cherry Blossom trees. Hope they have icecream vendors! A picnic followed by some icecream would be perfect :)

Hot Fudge said...

Stunning images - how fortunate you are to be able to see them first-hand. I guess the warmer weather can't be too far away.

Paz said...

lovely and peaceful-looking.

paz

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

So nice to see the cherry blossom blooms.

My mum send her regards to you and to all ladies who joined this meme.

She feels better and be home today.

Happy Sunday & hug Japan for me :-)
Lizah

Rosebud Collection said...

What a beautiful site..Wow..Have to admit, the food sounds great..
Wonderful pictures/shadows..Happy SSS..

Diahn said...

Gorgeous! Those cherry trees are magical, aren't they?

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Breathtakingly beautiful - what a joy to set your eyes on! Looking forward to some blooming trees around here yet, so this is a welcome sight!!

Sarah said...

Wow! It sounds idyllic, sitting under cherry blossoms and eating delicious food. Beautiful!

whizkid said...

Your pictures are poetic. Makes me want to lie under a cherry blossom tree, and view the sky through them...

twobarkingdogs said...

Wonderful !!

Christine said...

Wow, the cherry blossoms look so beautiful. I wish I could go to one of the cherry blossom festivals in Japan one day.

Chris Stone said...

what a beautiful shot. you have such a nice eye.

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