chasing cherry blossoms…
Posted in (blog)house news, blog favourites, photographers April 11th, 2010 by pia


Here for you is an incredibly dreamy photograph taken by narumi of the Meguro canal in Hanami, Tokyo. See more images & read about the cherry blossom lined canal in the original post here (note: narumi’s blog is utterly gorgeous, you will want to make a pot of japanese green tea and linger).

Now I feel like taking my bike and camera out into the city to chase cherry blossoms. Perhaps you would like to, for me? I’d love to see the cherry blossoms blooming in your neck of the woods.  I instead, must. keep. writing.


PS I’ve decided to post sporadically until the end of the month (or thereabouts) as I am still in isolation-writing-retreat mode. So, every now and then over the coming couple of weeks  I will post a little inspirational image like the one above (and in the previous post) – it will be like taking a short but sweet tea break together.

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  1. vivian says

    i really would like to stand behind that camrea right now! just beautiful!

    April 11th, 2010 | #

  2. Jan Fawke says

    Just checked out narumi.It is a lovely blog.That’s what I love about blogland….one thing leads to another! Thank you Pia

    April 11th, 2010 | #

  3. Jim says

    Great shot!

    April 12th, 2010 | #

  4. ClaraAnne says

    It looks magical, as if the cherry blossoms were bending in to create a sheltered feathered arch over the canal… It would be poetic to take a slow stroll down the peaceful looking lane.

    April 12th, 2010 | #

  5. annelise says

    That is so beautiful. Tokyo just keeps moving higher and higher up my must-visit-asap list.

    April 12th, 2010 | #

  6. sammy & glenn says

    stunning picture, and we just had a look at Narumi’s blog – beautiful photographs. tokyo is on the top of my list of places I want to go. nice find, thanks pia.

    it’s good to hear from you, glad the writing is going well. looking forward to the next tea break.

    April 12th, 2010 | #

  7. Ashley at Hither and Thither says

    Some blossoms for you in return: (some cherry, some magnolia).

    I really love this photo. And thank you for the link to Narumi’s.

    April 12th, 2010 | #

  8. Narumi says

    Oh thank you, I’m glad you liked my photo ! I hope you will visit Japan one day, it’s a wonderful country 🙂

    April 13th, 2010 | #

  9. Christina Diaz says

    These photos are beautiful! I missed the cherry blossoms when I went to Japan a few years back but hope to see them someday in person when I go back. I do however have some pictures of the beautiful cherry blossoms in D.C. that were a gift from Japan. I saw them a few weeks ago and they were beautiful:

    April 14th, 2010 | #

  10. Anil says

    It’s so enchanting, the imagery of the canal and the light, and the blossoms. Almost dreamy.

    April 14th, 2010 | #

  11. Alexandra says

    So whistful….

    Still life of cherry blossom I took earlier last week if you fancy a look..

    April 14th, 2010 | #

  12. cornel says

    This is SOOO dreamy… Beautiful to see.

    April 14th, 2010 | #

  13. Janet says

    What a beautiful link! Our cherry blossoms just passed here in Washington, but they were glorious for a few fleeting days. Good luck with your writing!

    April 14th, 2010 | #

  14. and flowers pick themselves says

    the cherry blossoms seem to be extra beautiful this year. i’ve found myself snapping photos of them almost every day for the last week. this photo is magical.

    xo Alison

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  15. tyler says

    enchanting indeed. a lovely travel vignette. warm wishes on the blog hiatus, pia. i’ve just taken one myself and it was quite refreshing. i can hardly catch my breath as i dive back in to all the nourishing goodness.

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  16. Mandy says

    I just adore cherry blossoms, one of my favorite flowers, on trees or in a vase ….Perfect!!!

    April 15th, 2010 | #

  17. judith b says

    I think the long, snowy winter has made for extra-lush blossoms this spring. Gorgeous shot that could almost be a canal near your houseboat! Having “server” probs reaching Narumi’s promising blog but I shall try again later!
    Thinking of you and your path to the finish – just know that we’re cheering and miss you.

    April 15th, 2010 | #

  18. alicia bock says

    I can’t get over this photograph! Magic…

    April 15th, 2010 | #

  19. style maniac says

    oh so gorgeous!

    April 15th, 2010 | #

  20. Jess says

    beautiful photo, i love the colors, the blurriness.
    I’m inspired! Good luck with your writting ♥

    April 18th, 2010 | #

  21. Victoria says

    Oh Pia, how nice to see some note from you! How are you? Love this picture, will go and check ou this blog!
    Happy spring, darling!
    Here is all in bloom too!


    April 18th, 2010 | #

  22. Ciara says

    Swoon! Makes ours look slightly paltry. These are delicious!

    April 18th, 2010 | #

  23. Bella says

    Just beautiful! i take my camera to chase cherry blossoms for you on my blog!

    April 18th, 2010 | #

  24. Emma says

    cherry blossoms are just coming out in toronto…i forget year to year how beautiful the light pink flowers are on the dark wood.

    April 19th, 2010 | #

  25. Catherine says

    Amazing photo.

    April 21st, 2010 | #

  26. Lucinda Keller says

    I love your blog! It’s so inspiring and beautiful.
    Thank you for sharing this photo and her beautiful blog, as well.

    April 24th, 2010 | #

  27. Hilary says

    that is spectacular…I’ve been planning a mural with cherry blossoms, great inspiration.

    April 24th, 2010 | #

  28. Jeanne Wolf says

    Of all the art people and world travelers and interesting people I have ‘met’ on facebook, I think Pia Jane Bijkerk would take the prize…. for originality for covering so many areas of really fine things and fun places and classically cool new and old friends! Thank you for sharing Pia! I am a fan.

    November 11th, 2010 | #

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