Thursday, December 27, 2007

Stopping to smell the roses

It's officially winter here in Hiroshima, but you'd never know it looking around you. Every morning I marvel at how many flowers I see even though it's almost January. I can finally see my breath on my walk to school in the morning now, but by afternoon temperatures are hanging out in the mid-50s.

Here are a couple more blossoms I saw on my walk home today.

Lots of trees and bushes are growing various kinds of orange fruit around our area, too. It's almost like I'm in Florida.

Cursing me yet? Take heart. I'm enjoying the flowers while I still can, as it appears their days may be numbered. Weather forecasters are calling for a low of 29 degrees Saturday night.

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