Sunday, January 31, 2010

Cherry Blossoms



It's that time of year again in Okinawa. Okinawans, and Japanese people take their cherry blossoms very seriously.

I took a couple of quick photos at a nearby park today while searching for a three part multi-cache. I found part one quickly, since I recognized the well camouflaged container from another cache, but got stumped on part two.

Oh well; it was a nice day at the park. Here we are in January, and it was 73 degrees!

6 comments:

Erika Jean said...

So beautiful. Do they smell good?

Just John said...

Erika, they have a pleasant, albeit mild fragrance. They're much better for looking at, IMO.

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

When do the petals drop?

BZ

Just John said...

BZ, ususally within three days, but the process is continuous over the island for a few weeks.

Sumajman said...

These cherry blossoms are beautiful. I know caching in this area had to be great.

Just John said...

@Sumajman: Yes; it was a good time, even if I came up empty on the final stages of the multi. I had not been caching in a while, and it was good to be out poking around again. The cherry blossoms were an added treat.