Old Pond Comics

Cherry Blossom Viewing

Master Kawazu takes his young apprentice on a cherry blossom viewing trip in Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada), where 37 000 cherry trees bloom every year.

2011-03-21:

Flower viewing ("O-Hanami") started during the Heian Period (794-1185).

 

2011-03-22:

It's thanks to Vancouver's moderate oceanic climate that we can enjoy cherry blossoms.

 

2011-03-23:

Vancouver during cherry blossoms time is definitely worth a visit!

2011-03-24:

Cherry blossoms cannot be rushed.

2011-03-25:

The VCBF has an army of volunteers helping out during events and cherry scouting.

2011-03-26:

Get your cherry map and start viewing!

2011-03-27:

So many cherry trees... so little time.

2011-03-28:

The old cherry trees behind Joy Kogawa's historical house was covered with knitted cherry blossoms.

2011-03-29:

Cherry yarn bombing at Joy Kogawa's historic house.

2011-03-30:

Don't sit on the taiko drum!

2011-03-31:

The cherry blossoms are out!

2011-04-01:                                                                                [top]

Every day should be Sakura Day!

2011-04-02:

The Haiku Stone is at the VanDusen botanical garden in Vancouver, BC.

2011-04-03:

Check out the upcoming cherry tree talks and walks.

2011-04-04:

That's the reason why we love cherry blossoms.

2011-04-05:

Take care of your cherry tree.

2011-04-06:

During a cherry blossom concert, you have to listen carefully...

2011-04-07:

The attack of the cherry blossoms!

2011-04-08:

2011-04-09:

Ouch!

2011-04-10:

Cherry blossoms give us a taste of spring.

 

2011-04-11:

Under the cherry tree, there is no privacy.

2011-04-12:

It's so lovely how cherry petals fall.

2011-04-13:

Cherry blossoms viewing tip #1

2011-04-14:

Biking under the blossoms is awesome!

2011-04-15:

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2011-04-17:

It's a tragedy!

2011-04-18:

Don't wait.

2011-04-19:

Now, what?

2011-04-20:

Beware of flower clusters.

2011-04-21:

Warning: slippery when wet.

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April 27/11:

With 38 comics in 38 days, I beat my previous record of 28 comics in 28 days (during NaHaiWriMo in February 2011)!

 

2011-04-28 to 2011-04-30 (break):

May 1/11:

I'll be doing a daily haiku comic in May following the NaHaiWriMo formula.

NaHaiWriMo is a Facebook event, created in February 2011 by Michael Dylan Welch, inviting poets to write 1 haiku per day for a month. (Luckily, the first NaHaiWriMo was held in February, so it was only for 28 days.)

The NaHaiWriMo leader is giving daily prompts (themes) to participants. In May 2011, the prompts are given by Cara Holman.

So, as if NaHaiWriMo wasn't difficult enough, in May I will be:

 

Good timing, the Kazan and Shirofugen cherry trees are now in bloom!

 

2011-05-01 (flowers):

2011-05-02 (babies):

2011-05-03 (teacher):

2011-03-04 (weather):

2011-05-05 (celebration/holiday):

2011-05-06 (recycling):

2011-05-07 (space or a space):

2011-05-08 (motherhood):

2011-05-09 (boat):

 

2011-05-10 (break):

2011-05-11 (no theme):

2011-05-12 (no theme):

2011-05-13 to 2011-05-15 (break):

2011-05-16 (rainbow or colors):

2011-05-21 (heroes, war, peace):

2011-05-24:

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