it’s coming…

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(image from “sakura mapping project“)

spring is coming…

sakura (=cherry blossoms) are in bloom in western japan! i don’t see any sakura in saskatoon, but with this “sakura mapping system”, i can see sakura in action.

this is how it works. you take a photo of sakura with your cellphone and send the photo to google earth. the sakura bloom in a wave that moves across japan from the southwest. as the photos get sent in, you can see the “sakura front” (“sakura zensen“) moving north, bringing spring with it!

will you come with me for “cyber-hanami”?
(it’s over/done/gone.)

april 22nd is earth day.