Posted by Dave Bull at 1:30 AM, April 11, 2013 [Permalink]
My own property here extends nothing more than a few feet out from all sides of the building, but I do have a huge 'backyard', courtesy of my neighbour Tamura-san across the river.
A few years back, he took a chain saw to a very large cherry tree that I could see from my workshop window, but over at the other end of his property, he has another one:
I'm not exactly sure what genus it is, but it always blossoms much later - up to two weeks later - than all the other cherries in the neighbourhood. And today it hit full bloom:
It's especially pretty when the evening light hits it from behind ...
I grew up across the street from a park; our own front yard was miniscule, but we could walk just a few steps and be on a huge lawn. This sort of arrangement is very agreeable.
I added these to the other photographs of your 'garden' I have saved as desktop wallpaper, including the picnic spot and, I believe, a shot of that mountain cherry before it bit the dust. Your garden shots are always a treat. Thank you.