While still lamenting the early arrival of spring to a certain country across the Pacific (sakura is already blooming in Tokyo, which means that 10 days from now, when I get there, everything will be over), I’m still enjoying thoroughly my spring in Seattle. And there are cherry blossoms here too.
University of Washington is said to be a good spot for cherry blossom viewing, and I thought it’s time for me to check it out – which I haven’t done before, although I’ve been living in the area for 8 years already. Embarrassing, I know, but better late than never.
And I’m so glad I finally did! I loved the Gothic European look of the university buildings lined with beautiful and authentically Japanese cherry trees, now almost in full bloom. And you know what’s the best part? There’s no ugly tarps covering the whole ground and no drinking. To think of it, not much eating going on too – people are simply enjoying the blossoms. Really, they come just for the blossoms. Can you believe that?
And here’s what sakura looked like in Tokyo when I got there.