Flowers in the Floating World

After a wonderful two-week adventure, I've returned from Japan. Being there, I felt like I was walking through a dream. Being here, I am still dazed. The quality of all that I perceived - from the food, to the nature scenes, to the hospitality of the people - is incomparable to any other experience I've had whilst traveling. The rich, cultural history of Japan really inspired me. I wanted to absorb it all! I hope I can return again soon to this beautiful little world! 

Here are photographs I took of spring bloom varieties I spotted throughout Tokyo and Kanazawa. It is good inspiration to get ready for our next Littlejoy -- happening May 13th.

The temple bell stops, but I can still hear the sound, coming out of the flowers.
— Matsuo Bashō