|The view from my back porch....Mt. Fuji. - Stacey, ESL teacher, Shizuoka, Japan|
Stacy, a native North Carolinian, has spent the last several years teaching English overseas. She's worked in Vietnam, South Korea, Saudi Arabia and now, Japan.
Here are some images she took on a day outing in Shizuoka, Japan, admiring the cherry tree blossoms.
In Japan, the flowering cherry tree, or "Sakura," is an exalted flowering plant. The beauty of the cherry blossom is a potent symbol equated with the evanescence of human life and epitomizes the transformation of Japanese culture throughout the ages. - Source