April 8, 2011
Shidare (drooping) sakura - now and then
This is one sakura tree I am very proud of. Actually there are two more nearby, and they are all in full bloom now.
As you can see, this type of sakura tree needs a lot of support poles for its willow-like branches. Without these supports, the sakura would never be able to show its splendid appearance.
One's life is like this sakura tree, being sustained by so many people and things, and by something great. I keep reminding it to myself, and be always grateful.
There was a rather big earthquake again in the northern area. Another blackout throughout the area. Hope this does not lessen the spirit among the affected people there.
Sakura flowers sway,
by spring wind or
I will be out of town for a few days starting tomorrow. Off to Tokyo. Maybe no update of blog during the time.