In my first post about Japan, I said we had taken over 2,000 pictures. Actually, between Katie, Ma, and me, the count is closer to 3000 - and Katie didn't even get to take pictures on our last day because she had to work! For starters, I have chosen some pictures of the beauty that greeted us just about everywhere we looked. I enjoyed the flowers and trees without knowing their names, so I hope you can do the same :-)
Flowers and trees were blooming in the city and in the country, in front of homes and shops.
A cherry tree in bloom? No way! Quick, take a picture!! The cherry blossoms were expected to be earlier than usual but the warm weather turned cold (and stayed that way the whole time we were there!) so the cherry trees pretty much decided to keep their pretty little buds to themselves.
I took this picture for Weldon near the Sea of Japan just to see if he could name that weed! Don't ask me if he could name it ... I don't think he's seen the picture yet :-)