At the risk of sounding like a broken record, May is, in Kangaeroo’s opinion, the nicest time of the year in Japan.
Having said that, 2021 has been a little out of the ordinary.
Where we are normally blessed with dry, warm, sunny weather at this time of year, but much of the month has been bleak and sodden.
Combined with preparation for a move of home, conditions have conspired to curtail Kangaeroo’s much-loved cycling at a time when it was expected to peak.
This effect was demoralizing, leading to excess eating, dearth of exercise and a downward spiral of mental and physical deterioration. It doesn’t take much!
But it doesn’t take much to bounce back, either, and Mother Nature blessed us with a week’s worth of weather typical of May, inspiring bucketloads of delight.
And little more delight came from the spectacular show that the natural world turned on early this morning. It was a delightful gift and appreciated with heartfelt gratitude.