Sunday, January 07, 2007


Kamakura, January 4th, 2007
Still a few red leaves hanging around on the odd tree,
and plenty on the ground.

But the buds on the trees already hint at the sakura
blossoms to come.

And the daffodils are coming out!

Not a hint of Winter anywhere! Sure, we don't usually get snow here but this really seems ridiculously early for signs of Spring!
Appears to be unusually warm elsewhere too. Global warming?


  1. I know exactly how you feel.

    I got off the plane at Shin Chitose yesterday to find that there is no snow to speak of in Hokkaido.

    Seriously weird for this time of year- and completely different to the past two winters that I have experienced here in Hokkaido.


  2. Hey, nice to see you made it back safely if a little bumpy!
    The weather sure seems to be getting weirder and weirder everywhere!

  3. I was disturbed to notice that one of the lilies was starting to come up! It is way too early!! I live in Toronto and there really should be a bit of chill in the air but there certainly wasn't a hint of winter today.


  4. Hi there Nat,
    It was so good to hear from you. Your Christmas card is lovely and oh so crafty. :) Thanks for the link to your blog. I'm sure I'll read along thoughout the year.

    Hope all is well with you.


  5. Heather - it seems unusually warm all over the world. They had on the news yesterday about New York being in the mid-20s(C). Crazy!

    Marci - Nice to see you here! Hope you're keeping well.

  6. In January here in NC we are usually covered in ice. It was over 70(F) here Sunday! I have little flowers coming up in my yard! My SIL, who is a teacher, is so disappointed!

  7. I'd be disappointed too, probably. I still miss snow every winter, even though it's been years since I've lived somewhere that gets snow. We had one day of snow last winter so I'm still hopeful!

  8. I guess we're about normal in Mississippi. Oddly, it's been warmer in New York than here (most of the time). We can get up into the 80's at Christmas, but usually winter temps average in the 60's and that's about what we've been experiencing - some 70's, some 60's, some 50's. Maybe the world flipped over and nobody noticed.

  9. It's cold ***bbrrrrr*** in Utah this year. We've had colder, but this year is colder than the last few years have been. As much as I'd love to see those dafodils, I'd rather they came then it was really spring and not winter.

  10. bookfool - "Maybe the world flipped over and nobody noticed."
    That sounds about right!

    booklogged - yes, it just seems wrong somehow to have flowers blooming at the beginning of January. While it's been warm here, Victoria and Vancouver have been getting slammed with snow and stormy weather. Again, ditto to what bookfool said.


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