March 27, 2013

Cherry Blossoms and Daffodils (And Some Others)

Shinjuku Gyoen photos, continued. This particular cluster of yanagizakura (literally "willow cherry blossoms") amassed a crowd of park visitors who were oohing and aahing over its beauty.

 
It wasn't just the cherry blossoms; the daffodils planted around the trees were also in full bloom. The scent of the flowers mixed in with the warm air just so. A genuinely heady experience.

You have to duck under the canopy of branches to really notice the daffodils.

Magnolia stellata.The name makes sense when you look at the buds.


Japanese cornel, a species of dogwood.

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