Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

It's the most wonderful time of the year: cherry blossom season! I've been a busy girl and though I've seen them around, I didn't get to fully enjoy the blossoms until Saturday. Last minute, we threw together a hanami part, or blossom viewing picnic under the blossoms. I absolutely loved this last year and looked forward to it all winter. It's going to pass all too quickly, but I hope to get out one more time this weekend.

Frankly, there's not a lot to tell. A bunch of us ALTs got together, had a little picnic, and enjoyed each other's company on a beautiful, sunny day under the blossoms. My friend Nicole made tons of amazing sweets - Ghiradelli chocolate chip cookies, several varieties of brownies, peanut butter cookies and more.

It was just the respite I needed before heading out on another 40 kilometer practice hike for the Oxfam Trailwalker on Sunday.

Not so healthy picnicking...

Our initial group of teachers, a few more came later.

I'll probably post an album of pictures on flickr, but you should really check out my amazing friend Kelly's pictures from the day. She took some amazing shots of the people and the blossoms! I even made her album cover! I even climbed up into a cherry blossom tree and got a cool pic, so be sure not to miss it!

1 comment:

Jen in Japan said...

Gorgeous pictures! The background on your jumping picture doesn't even look real - more like a purikura background. Looks like you had a great time.