Whither Spring?

Apr 08,2014
I have to comment, since the only-Japan-has-four-seasons myth keeps coming up again and again, that every day since the spring equinox, up to and including yesterday, has been downright wintry. I know we humans have done a job on the earth's ecosystem and just thrown everything out of whack with our predatory practises, but if the weather goes from winter to summer in the space of only a couple of weeks, as it so often does in this part of the world, I'm going to keep bringing it up just as often as that myth rears its tedious head.

The cherry trees are still in full bloom and don't seem ready to drop their petals yet, but I haven't seen even the hardiest of picnickers willing to brave the baltic chill for the sake of hanami just yet.

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