So, obviously cherry blossom viewing, “hanami,” is very popular in Japan, but what some people may not realize is that it’s a night-time thing, as well. While these photos may not be as majestic as the daytime shots, I think I enjoy the night viewing more than the regular viewing.
As a “poet,” you’d think that I would be all inspired and writing furiously, haiku after tanka after nature poem, but it’s not the case. Seriously, it is intimidating. I can’t do it. I don’t have the skill or imagination to bring to life the things that I see, feel, smell, hear, and taste with the words available to me. Unfortunately, I don’t have the photographic ability either! Nevertheless, please enjoy some beautiful cherry blossoms from my little town, Aizu-wakamatsu, Fukushima. I honestly can’t think of a place I’d rather be at this time.
I’m neither poet nor photographer, but why let such a thing stop me from doing either? (camera phone ftl)