I so love spring. The feeling of the days getting longer… Seedlings piercing the ground…. The milder temperatures….. The sound of birds calling for a mate…… The sun gently stirring sleeping world.
I want to get out. To explore. To potter on my patch of earth. To marvel at the beauty around us.
To this end- I’m starting this series. Every Monday for the next 6 weeks, I am going to post my moments as I ‘Spring into Spring’. They will mainly be of explorations of the Japanese Spring, that I will do with my family, but there might be others- who knows where the spring will take us. If you want to join in- please share a link to your blog. Enjoy as we ‘Spring into Spring’
Shinjuku Gyoen National Park
I love this park. It is relatively close to where I live and has lots of open spaces, beautiful gardens and grass.(Something rather unusual for Japan.) It is described in its brochure as ‘the leading example of western-style gardens of the Meiji era.’ and I couldn’t agree more.
I have yet to explore the entire gardens, as I usually go for an hour or two. Play equipment is not permitted so I go when the girls are at school. J loves running around and it is a lovely way for him to expend some energy while I get my ‘flower fix’!
Where have you been recently?