Spring is here! Actually, it's been here, but this is the time of year where there's no doubt about it. Tulips are blooming, cherry blossoms are blooming, and it's all happening so fast. In the past week I went out 3 different days and each day was a little bit different; that includes the weather, the stage of blooming and even my camera gear. So, here we go!
It rained earlier in the day and there was still some rain drops on the tulips.
Many of the tulips were just a day or so away from opening up.
The colors are amazing.
Walking around the park (Yokohama Park) is like strolling around paradise.
The park was not overly crowded today because all the real action was at the Ookagawa river.
Today was the day for the Cherry blossom festival along the Ookagawa river! Music, food and lots of drinks! This guy and his band were very entertaining.
The crowd was going nuts!
Speaking of crowds, this is an extraordinarily popular festival.
And, speaking of popular, here's the one-and-only Emi!
And, bringing up the rear, the lesser popular me.
Take me to the river where the tour boats run visitors up and down the Ookagawa river all day long.
This charming young woman seemed to be mesmerized by the cherry blossoms.
A little rain is not going to stop these ladies from enjoying a day of viewing the blossoms.
Time to view the blossoms from the river aboard a paddle board.
There is no shortage of trees, they line the river for quite a long distance.
On the move!
It's like walking under a pink canopy.
This vendor is on the lookout for customers.
Back to the park and the tulips are looking good!
One is never to old to enjoy the flowers in the park.
A tulip ninja! They are rarely caught on camera.
Smile! It's time for a selfie.
It looks like this place is going to the dogs.
My 3rd day out and already the cherry blossoms are falling off the trees.
The sidewalks are getting carpeted with pink petals.
The sightseeing boats are running everyday trying to make their money while the blossoms are still clinging to the trees.
The Ookagawa river really is a magical place.
And, Yokohama park is displaying a full force of magic too!
These flowers are as bright as a read neon sign.
A lot of people here today.
Most everyone is carrying a camera.
Plant'em and they will come.
I traditionally come here every year and I will continue that tradition for as long as I can get out of bed in the morning on my own power; hopefully that means for many years to come.
Last shot of the day! Viva la spring!
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