sakura snow sticks to everything…
Pics from a recent visit to one of Amsterdam’s (seemingly) little-known gems – the Japanese cherry blossom park situated on the south eastern edge of Het Amsterdamse Bos. We first discovered the cherry orchard while on a bike ride at the end of last summer and determined to return in the spring when it would be transformed, for a few short weeks, into a blossomy paradise. Three years ago we were enjoying ohanami (cherry blossom viewing) in Kyoto and Tokyo – it has been great to be able to re-live that magical experience so close to home…
chibi totoro, having left his Japanese forest home three years ago in search of adventure, nostalgically enjoys ohanami, Dutch-style
a worm’s-eye view of the cherry orchard
calpis soda, unappealingly described as a ‘lactic acid beverage’, but very tasty and a perfect mid-ohanami refresher
no better way to while away a few hours on a sunny afternoon than lying on the grass in a cherry orchard in full bloom… looking skyward
… everything, I tells ya!