More Ume. Seasons you know come and go, I’m usually more for the cherry blossoms, and not so much for the plum. So I didn’t go out at my first chance for these blossoms like I often do for the cherry blossoms.
It looks like many of the plum blossoms aren’t even close to being finished! In fact, still the middle of the season!
First picture has been touched a little by Snapseed. Original below.
Lawson is the second largest convenience store in Japan behind 7-11. Just like all the rest of the convenience stores, they are everywhere.
Walk around one corner, there is one, or two. A competitor across the street. I think everyone has their favorite, or preferences for some of the items specialized by each company, in particular; some sweet bread, desserts (cakes and what-not), and their deli foods, like fried chicken or whatever they’ve got in their deep fryer. lol
I once posted a picture of a ‘Family Mart’ convenience store… or actually where FOUR of them were within eyesight of each other in Tokyo.
And in order to attract their customers, they have to have big, tall, signs, to direct them to their shops.
Not is always the case. Apparently there are laws and regulations for signs, billboards in Japan that don’t allow them to keep some of the signs rising high up like you might expect.
Ume. Plum blossoms start coming out in February, marking the start of spring. But it really isn’t until the winds pick up and the pollen starts to affect everyones hay fever that you can get a real sense of spring. By that time, the next thing you know, the big cherry blossoms are out. Then you know for sure it’s spring!
↑..on the outside
↓..from the inside of the car!
Homescreen. Ever wonder what people keep on their home screens?
And then the, “why would you put that there?”
Remember when conversations used to start with a, “Do you know any good apps?” or “Have you seen this app?”
I haven’t had that conversation in quite a while actually…