The nemophila flowers in Japan’s Hitachi Seaside Park are nearing full bloom right about now. The tiny blue flowers, also known as 'baby blue eyes', grow close to the ground, turning the slopes of the park into a striking sea of sky blue. The best time to see the roughly 5.3 million flowers is from mid-April to early May. It’s closed this year but there is a virtual tour you can take online.
If a bluebell blooms in a forest and no one is around to share it on Stories, did it happen? Erm, yeah. The world might be shut down, but no one told the flowers that. Outside our four walls, spring continues to do its thing, and all around the world trees have been blossoming and buds have been blooming even though we’ve not been around to admire them.
There have been meadows bobbing with wildflowers in the UK, trees laden down with cherry blossom in Japan, technicolour tulip fields in the Netherlands and trails lined with poppies in California. We can’t take trips to see them right now, but we can still appreciate their colourful petals in pictures and via virtual tours. Enjoy!
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