Grocery Shopping

Grocery shopping during cherry blossom is a pain in the a…, scuse me, behind. Too many people makes nearly impossible to get to the store in a decent time. Luckily it was raining cats and dogs this morning so we crossed our fingers most people would stay home. Most people did, but it was enough people that had dared the rain for us to have to zig zag the car through a crowd.

Spring is in the Air

On my way to the Cannondale shop to service my bike I realized spring is here. At least a few of the trees thought so. They were in full bloom.


Since I’ve been away on a business trip the cherry blossom (sakura) has gone from nothing to full bloom. It was wonderful to ride the bike to the office in the morning. Like floating under clouds of flowers. Forces you to be happy, even though you are heading for work 🙂

Cherry Blossom

Too Much Sakura

Today was probably the peak-day of this cherry blossom season (or maybe tomorrow… or Saturday). The cherry trees along the Meguro river was anyhow very beautiful and the photo does not really do them justice. The feeling of walking in a tunnel of cherry blossom is quite amazing.

Many people will celebrate the cherry blossom by having picnics under the trees, eating and drinking and having a fun time. Although this is called “hanami” (flower watching) not so much flower watching is going on. It is more about eating, and especially drinking. This poor guy seems to have done a little bit too much of the latter (I “found” him on my way to the office :-))