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07 February 2009 @ 18:59
I think I managed to figure out the mystery of the internet. The plug used for the modem is faulty, so I just solved it by switching them.

Will talk about my day later. Probably. In any case, I ended up wandering around Inokashira Park, trying to kill time. Winter never came to Tokyo, and there are already the first buds of cherry blossom. Or maybe plum. One of the trees that blooms early.

More pictures: Blossom 1 // Blossom 2

There were also ducks. Lots and lots of ducks. I think everyone would love ducks more if they were rarer. I mean, they're big, fluffy and have complex patterns with subtle sheens of pink and green. One had this very wide, rounded bill that almost made him look like a caricature of a duck.

Ducks are awesome.
Floor No Battleblodeuedd on 7th February 2009 15:56 (UTC)
Those are plum blossoms, and they smell so nice... <3
Williamgenkischuldich on 8th February 2009 03:46 (UTC)
Both the pink and the white ones?

Thanks for the id. I don't know my flowers. :)
Floor No Battleblodeuedd on 8th February 2009 10:47 (UTC)
Yeah, there are lots of different kinds, from white to deep pink. Plums bloom earlier than sakura, they don't have notched petals, and there are much fewer blossoms on the branches.
ext_109169 on 7th February 2009 16:08 (UTC)
I think it's Bill Oddie who says his favourite bird is the duck because for many children, ducks are their first encounter with wildlife.


Williamgenkischuldich on 8th February 2009 03:48 (UTC)
I think that was the case for me, probably. But I also remember squirrels, not to mention going on long fungi hunts in a nearby forest.
くらやみひみつkurayamihimitsu on 7th February 2009 16:15 (UTC)
:o I was in Inokashira park briefly today~ <3

;-; I love ducks... my mom used to raise them for her kindergarten classes and so I got to take care of them on the weekends... *misses that*
Williamgenkischuldich on 8th February 2009 03:49 (UTC)
Really? I was there from about 11.00 to 12.30, just walking around the lake. I haven't seen you for AGES.
The Renegade Who Had It Made: Schneizel/Kanon flowersjukebox_hero on 7th February 2009 18:47 (UTC)
My mom loves ducks. Whenever I go to New Hope, I get some ice cream (Gerenser's has awesome flavors, like Mounds!!) and sit by the river where all the ducks are. Then I call my mom and hold my phone out to the ducks so all she hears is a bunch of quacking. She loves it. :D
Williamgenkischuldich on 8th February 2009 03:52 (UTC)
That sounds great. There was a man sitting there feeding them, but I thought that if I took a picture then, I would be stealing his ducks or something!
susperia1: versaillessusperia1 on 7th February 2009 20:40 (UTC)
wow these blossoms are so pretty!! nice photos!!

lol who doesn't think Ducks are awesome??? XD
Williamgenkischuldich on 8th February 2009 03:53 (UTC)

Apparently no one. My entire flist has turned out to say how much they love ducks, it seems.
キモさ満々♡ 미친 외국인: COFFEE GOES IN COFFEE GOES INdilettantka on 8th February 2009 00:39 (UTC)
DUCKS = cooler than all of us.
Williamgenkischuldich on 8th February 2009 04:04 (UTC)
They ARE awesome, but...
Jesshideincarnate on 8th February 2009 01:52 (UTC)
I wuv ducks. T^T
Williamgenkischuldich on 8th February 2009 04:05 (UTC)
Me too. :)