Spring into Spring Series- Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

  I so love spring.       The feeling of the days getting longer…         Seedlings piercing the ground….       The milder temperatures…..        The sound of birds calling for a mate……      The sun gently stirring sleeping world.

Spring into spring

I want to get out. To explore. To potter on my patch of earth. To marvel at the beauty around us.

To this end- I’m starting this series. Every Monday for the next 6 weeks, I am going to post my moments as I ‘Spring into Spring’. They will mainly be of explorations of the Japanese Spring, that I will do with my family, but there might be others- who knows where the spring will take us. If you want to join in- please share a link to your blog. Enjoy as we ‘Spring into Spring’

Shinjuku Gyoen National Park

P1060248I love this park. It is relatively close to where I live and has lots of open spaces, beautiful gardens and grass.(Something rather unusual for Japan.) It is described in its brochure as ‘the leading example of western-style gardens of the Meiji era.’ and I couldn’t agree more. P1060198

I have yet to explore the entire gardens, as I usually go for an hour or two. Play equipment is not permitted so I go when the girls are at school. J loves running around and it is a lovely way for him to expend some energy while I get my ‘flower fix’!



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About Cheryl

I am a child of God, a wife and a mother of 4 children. Some days are good. Some days are frustrating. Some days are just plain insane. In between the mayhem, I loved to go for walks with our mutt, potter in the garden and enjoy the beauty that surrounded us. That all changed in August 2012 when we waved goodbye to our mutt and garden, our eldest at Uni in Gloucester and moved to Tokyo for 4 months. And yes- we are still here...
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