Temperatures in recent days have been far above average across the country (except in northern Japan), causing a dramatic speed-up in the pace of the cherry blossom season. As a result, the weather association revised many of its forecast dates by as many as six days from last week’s forecast. The weather is expected to generally remain mild in the upcoming weeks, which is likely going to result in an early hanami season this year. In Tokyo, the representative tree started opening on March 16, the earliest date on records.
Some say love it is a river
That drowns the tender reed
Some say love it is a razor
That leaves your soul to bleed
Some say love it is a hunger
An endless aching need
I say love it is a flower
And you it’s only seed
It’s the heart afraid of breaking
That never learns to dance
It’s the dream afraid of waking that never takes the chance
It’s the one who won’t be taken
Who cannot seem to give
And the soul afraid of dying that never learns to live
When the night has been too lonely
And the road has been too long
And you think that love is only
For the lucky and the strong
Just remember in the winter far beneath the bitter snows
Lies the seed
That with the sun’s love
In the spring
Becomes the rose
Light painting is a photographic technique in which exposures are made by moving a hand-held light source or by moving the camera. The term light painting also encompasses images lit from outside the frame with hand-held light sources. A variety of light sources can be used, ranging from simple flashlights to dedicated devices like the Hosemaster, which uses a fiber optic light pen. Other sources of light including candles, matches, fireworks, lighter flints, glowsticks, and Poi are also popular.
Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven’t time, and to see takes time – like to have a friend takes time.
Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.
Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.