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Remembering back to our time living in Japan in the late 1970s. We lived in a small area of southern Yokohama near Sankei-en (gardens). The Naka Ward was home to a large US Navy family housing area and the ever popular Navy Exchange and Commissary. Avenue D, pictured below, was the main highway from Yokohama to the Navy base at Yokosuka. In our part of the housing area, these Sakura (below) had been planted as a joint project with the military families and the local community. After the long and dreary winter we looked forward to the blossoms and warmth that signaled Spring.
Sakura along Avenue D in the Naka Ward. Base housing to the left.
Sankei-en in Spring. A short bicycle ride from our home so we visited often.
Carol spending her 100 yen wisely on a visit to Sankei-en.
More views in Sankei-en.
Photography blossoms in the Spring.
We were lucky to live in such a nice area of Yokohama – everything was a short bike ride away. Spring was way too short and the Summers on the Kanto Plain were way too long!
Almost sunset… sea oats along the dunes – sea fog obscures, the sun leaves its mark. Florida’s Atlantic coast. Winter’s days are numbered – Spring will be gone in a flash. Summer, well summer sticks around – and stays and stays.
Enjoying the brief cool days before the sun reminds us where we live.