I read a brand new and very fascinating book Almost a Geisha by the Finnish professor and researcher Minna Eväsoja. She has spent over 20 years in Japan and studied tea ceremony in Kyoto and Japanese aesthetics at Kobe University. You can find my post here.
I was so thrilled about Japan and Hanami that I had to google some photos. This photo is borrowed online. Great soft pink & amazing beauty!
To Barbara's Paint Monthly I chose the Finnish painter Albert Edelfelt. He lived 1854 - 1905. More of him and his style you can read in my post.
Spring is definitely approaching! Small hints, flowering snowdrops... They made me so Happy!
My correspondent in Croatia let me use some of her photos. Elli is my dear daughter-in-law. This is the post I made...
Linking with Amy's Five on Friday
Have a lovely & sunny weekend you all!
We have had a cloudy and rainy week. But almost all snow has melted!