You may think it’s a bit early for spring, but the life everywhere disagrees. Birds are chirping at sunrise, the sun is winning its battle with winter’s blanket of clouds, and all around, trees are in full bloom, painting the Waterfront in pastel hues that sing of spring.
This is the fleeting time when the sakura emerge, dominating the trees in pale pink. As an obvious fan of Japan, I love this foreign gift in my own backyard.
I wake up at 5am every day (yes, even weekends). This means I always get to see the sunrise, which is a real treat, especially when Waterfront Park is almost completely devoid of all human life, save for the most devout joggers. I am fortunate to work close enough to home to be able to walk every morning, and this is my commute.