Friday, September 08, 2006

Where has the sakura gone?


Golden glory, originally uploaded by Really Turning Japanese.

We have had lots of blossom over the past month and there is even some still around. I love it and have photographed a bit, but I miss the celebration that you get in Japan. I think we are a bit spoilt for nature. We miss stuff. I try to take it all in!!! Take wattle for example. It is so beautiful. The Japanese have even discovered it. You can walk into any hanaya (florist) in Japan and find wattle for sale. Some people even have it growing in their gardens.
I have decided to invent my own kind of hanami here in Australia. Flower viewing parties. Picnics. Any excuse to get together, have fun and admire the beauty around us!

7 comments:

Marg & Graham said...

Ah sakura! Well get home next week and we can have a picnic under the weeper - it will be in full bloom! (Maybe a BBQ)

Marg & Graham said...

PS I can even provide a BLUE TARP!

April in Wonderland said...

Aaaaah the lovely colours and flavours of spring are upon us!!! very beautiful to look at, but terrible for hay fever sufferers to be around...

xxx

superrelish said...

count us in for any outdoor festivities - we don't need an excuse!

alex said...

Hi Ellen, good luck in the competition... which photos did they select? x

Anonymous said...

Can we have a bento box when we celebrate? (instead of a BBQ)

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