Just Like That, Kyoto’s Cherry-Blossom Season Ends
Getting On Past Prime Time -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200 mm — 1/250 sec, f/4, ISO 500 — map & image datanearby photos
Getting On Past Prime Time

The main cherry blossoms were clearly past their peak this morning, quickly helped along by a soaking rain that arrived mid-morning and lasted all day. The wind and rain combined to create a carpet of blossoms anywhere a tree was near.

Black Asphalt Path -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200 mm — 1/320 sec, f/2.8, ISO 1250 — full exif
Black Asphalt Path

That pretty much sealed the end of Kyoto's cherry-blossom season this year, just a tad earlier than last year. No more full bloom in Kyoto, no more joie de vivre, no more evening cherry-blossom lightup. Of course, I have plenty of photos from the weekend and from this morning before the rain, so I have stock for later posts, and next year's cherry-blossom previews.

(Also, there are a few late-blooming varieties yet to come.)

The rain did make for a fun stroll with Mommy (and, apparently, focus issues for me)...

Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2008 Jeffrey Eric Francis Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D200 + Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200 mm — 1/500 sec, f/3.2, ISO 500 — full exif

I'm sure it's the same worldwide: kids love rain puddles.

Continued here...


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Oh my! Anthony looks soooooo adorable!!!

Speaking of Anthony!
While Jon and I were looking through a Williams-Sonoma catalog – we passed by a page with aprons. I noticed one that looks perfect for Anthony. It matches his yellow/curious george monkey theme!

Apron

— comment by Teresa on April 8th, 2008 at 6:40am JST (9 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink
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