After the wetter- and colder-than-usual weather we have had in the past couple of months, suddenly it seems to have settled down again into the sixty-plus degree warmth that I enjoy so much more here – I am so glad not to feel I have to bundle up in many layers of clothes. I am also appreciating that daylight is starting to creep in before seven in the morning, and lingering until around six in the evening now.
All over the city, cherry blossoms emerge, and spring-like colours appear. In Dogen’s aptest of phrases, ‘It is the time of flowers, and flowers have arrived.’
From a walk in the neighbourhood on Friday morning.