There is spring and then there’s…spring

Spring in Japan:

Cherry blossoms in Nakano, Tokyo

Japanese women enjoying their bento lunch in a park

People having a picnic in Yoyogi Park, Tokyo

Spring in Finland:

The view from Ratina bridge, Tampere, on March 22th, 2012

Dog park in Tampere

It snowed last night, which today ended up being white/gray mush and water. It is always surprising to see the myriad of food wrappers, cigarette buds, napkins and other necessities that is revealed when the snow melts. The green is coming!