I never really paid much attention to flowers until I went to Japan. Each spring, you are
literally presented with new varieties of flowers everyday for a couple of months. There are hardly any non-flowering plants around.
And everyone's heard about Sakura (cherry blossoms) and how beautiful they are. I also heard about all the crowds that mobbed
the gardens and I figured I wouldn't bother going out to see them. What I wasn't expecting was all of Japan turning pink. Sakura
are almost everywhere and it's easy to see why the Japanese are captivated by them. They're a lot more beautiful than I gave
them credit for.