It has been perfect Hanami weather for the past week.
Here are some shots of the beautiful blossoms from this season...
It's almost surreal to see the amount of Sakura here- like thick and dense clouds. Absolutely amazing!
I love seeing the Sakura right by the water. There's something magical about the combination.
A view of some Sakura trees out from my window with purple pansies in the foreground. Doesn't the flower look like she's smiling into camera?
The baby green leaves and the pale pink blossoms are like painting. I love the reflection in the pond. Everything is blooming in the park and it's the most beautiful season for a nice long walk.
A traditional setting in the shrine.
I love the colors of the shrine architecture and the blossoms.
The following are from last year's Sakura season...
I was fortunate to be in Kyoto just in time for Sakura.
A pond covered with white petals. So serene and pretty, time stays still.
This is one of my favorite places (except for the mass of people) for a Hanami in the dark.
With the lanterns along the riverside, the scene is absolutely enchanting!