Tonight my mind has wandered to Japanese Cherry Blossoms.
I have been to Japan several times during the Cherry Blossom season and it is a very beautiful time to visit.
Above is a picture of the beautiful cherry blossoms that were by Sophia University.
Getting together with friends or family to share a meal or snacks is also a custom with hanami. This year you will not see a scene like this due to social distancing. Also many traditional viewing spots are closed down.
There are many different websites that post a Cherry Blossom forecast with information about peak viewing times and when cherry blossoms in different areas of the country will start to appear. This year many of the websites have suspended their forecast to discourage people from traveling to areas away from their home.
It is nice to have pictures to trigger some nice memories.