Monday, January 05, 2009

Narita Ume

narita sakuranarita cherry blossoms
ume naritaI think these are plum trees (ume), not cherry trees (sakura). Why were they blooming in January? Global warming?

I've got a longer post in the works, but as you may guess from these pictures, I left the airport during my layover in Narita. I came across these blossoms at the Naritasan Temple. I also saw this sign that says "No Black Dogs."

no black dogsThat's what it says to me anyway. Oreo would be allowed here, right?


Drea said...

Beautiful pictures. I wish I had the chance to leave the airport when I had a layover in Narita.

jake rhymes with cake said...

Actually, that sign says, "No Black Scotty Dogs" so Oreo would be fine!

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

Alright, let's take him to Narita!

Carl said...

I know nothing about the real world, but in haiku, plum is associated with the first lunar month, so blooming in January is probably not unnormal.

The sign says, "Please refrain from walking dogs in Narita Mountain Park."