Thursday, May 03, 2007

Cherry Blossom Camaraderie

Personally, I think cherry blossoms are best viewed in quiet solitude. Traditionally, however, Hanami (Cherry Blossom Viewing) is essentially a group activity...

Me, Mary, Renee, Karl & Mr. Kudoh

This is the closest we got to a full group photo. (Renee was intriqued with the apple mirror.)

Our Monday night Bible Study Group

The group consisted of our Monday night Bible study group ... minus Kris (in Korea), April & Yakumo, my husband... In the end it was just Renee (missionary with Shion Church), Karl (teaching English for Itayanagi Church) Mary, & me from the Bible study. And a gentleman from Renee's church joined us.

Checking in with my husband

My husband stayed home to get ready to check in to the hospital next day. (I missed him.)

Hirosaki Park is VERY Big - we walked a lot!

The park is also very beautiful with its big trees.

And we talked a lot.

Camaraderie - isn't that what Hanami is all about?!


Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

The cherry blossom does look lovely.

Laurie Elliot said...

It's a pity you missed them, Matthew. You'll have to come back for Cherry Blossom season another year. May is such a BEAUTIFUL month here in northern Japan.