Having gone through the different seasons in Japan has really led me to fall in love with nature. Its beauty is unrivaled to any men’s creations. While I am only just starting my first true experience of spring, and waiting for the famous sakura (cherry blossoms) to bloom, some flowers are starting to peek through the stark branches after the dead of winter, and their pale beauty is as gentle as I imagine spring to be.
With summer comes the arrival of green trees and grass, something I never quite appreciated until I spent a few months without the greenery around me. Of course, not forgetting the captivating herald of summer, one of my favourite flowers, ajisai (hydrangeas).
Finally, not forgetting, my first snow experience. Absolutely blown away by the soft, pure-white flakes. While unfortunately there wasn’t enough snow to capture its true beauty, I was simply contented to be able to finally touch my first snowflake.