Friday, February 11, 2011

Cherry Blossom Festival

I love cherry blossoms. They've been one of my favorite flowers for a long time. I love their bright pink color and I love that they usually indicate that spring is right around the corner. I also think they're a beautiful reminder that life is short (much like their bloom - usually a week) and we should enjoy is as much as we can for as long as we can. 

 At any rate, the Japanese seem to love cherry blossoms as much as I do. If you turn over a 100 yen, you'll see cherry blossoms on the back. Here, a cherry blossom is associated with love, luck, and good fortune. Not too shabby for a little flower. 

 So, when I read about the upcoming Cherry Blossom Festival in Nago, I roped everyone I could into going with me. (I might have borderline harassed them...) At any rate, the result was a fun (although wet and somewhat chilly) day spent way north on the island with good friends. :) 

The stairs all the way up the hill. No thanks!

 cotton candy!

 Parade we caught on the way out. The cherry blossom dancers were great!

My husband takes fabulous pictures. :)


  1. your pictures are fabulous! i miss you! :)

    ps...why am i not surprised you didn't do those stairs?!

  2. Dino! I miss you too! Douglas takes pretty much all the pictures, but I'll let him know.

    Aaaand, in my defense, my friend Melissa had her stroller so we couldn't take the stairs. (I was just so disappointed....)

  3. You're such a good writer friend :) I love reading your blog.