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
by aftershock?

I will be out of town for a few days starting tomorrow. Off to Tokyo. Maybe no update of blog during the time.


Alan Summers said...

Dear kuni_san,

It's wonderful to revisit the winter image and see the Spring one next to it. It gives hope. ;-)

Enjoy your trip to Tokyo during these unprecedentented times.

all my best,

Alan, With Words
Alan’s Area 17 blog

Devika said...

Kuni-san, hope you are back home from Tokyo -- reports of earthquakes again -- it's really worrisome,