Suddenly, it’s spring, and visitors are filling up my days, taking me driving up still snow-covered mountains, taking me out to lunch, taking me away from my computer. I’m sorry to have been away from here for so long, but it’s exciting to be out exploring, and I’ll have new photographs soon. In the meantime, my mind is filling up with words and I’m thinking about writing again. In Matsumoto, the cherries are just beginning to unfurl clouds of pink petals that take my breath away. I’m working on old projects and new ones. Like the landscape I’m shaking off the winter chill.