Cherry Blossoms in the Driving Snow
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Snow 'n' Blossoms Kyoto's cold and damp spring 2010 -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2010 Jeffrey Friedl,
Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 @ 31 mm — 1/50 sec, f/7.1, ISO 200 — full exif
Snow 'n' Blossoms
Kyoto's cold and damp spring 2010

A few days ago in “Kyoto Cherry Blossoms Off to a Cold, Wet StartI lamented that it was still cold and wet and windy, even though the cherry trees had started to blossom early, and speculated that it might even snow the next day. It didn't, but it's snowing right now, fully doubling the number of days I've seen snow in this part of Kyoto this year.

[Update] A few hours later and the snow has really picked up, falling in big fluffy clumps. It's nothing on the order of magnitude of the snow we saw in Shirakawago in January, but the mountains surrounding Kyoto now have a heavy white frosting, something I don't think I've seen for a couple of years.

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