1 We have rain today and our Spring flowers, Miniature Daffodils and Grape Hyacinths, look beautiful through the rainy window pane.
2 Doing a bit of Spring cleaning today, I came upon this lovely little sand-dollar on a top shelf. It’s over 30 years since our first visit to America to see my brother and we discovered the delicacy of sand-dollars on the beach near Savannah.
3 Our perpetual travel diary tells us that today is when the Japanese celebrate their spectacular Cherry Blossom, Sakura. A bit of research shows me that the cherry blossom season last for some weeks but I wanted to share the beautiful poem that is on our calendar today.
From the deep hearts’ core
Of the spring serenity,
A perfume has arisen –
The mountain cherry blossoms!
Kamo no Mabuchi, poet
24 April 1697 – 27 November 1769
Wishing all my Japanese readers a beautiful and sensuous Cherry Blossom season.