春が待ち遠しいです/will spring come again?

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91 thoughts on “春が待ち遠しいです/will spring come again?

    • Hello Gavin,
      So happy that you could stop by and leave a comment! 🙂 I’m delighted to know your children liked this little lion cub. I hope all is well with you and your family!
      Best wishes,

  1. The expression on this cub’s face is just precious, Takami! What a catch, what a great capture you did get! Perfect composition and how this baby is perched upon a rock, with the greatest longing on its face, is absolutely adorable. I’m asking the same question. Will Spring ever come this year? *sigh* This winter has been brutal! Thank YOU for this sign of HOPE! Love, Amy

      • Spring is coming slow this year, my friend. It teases me with the Sun shining ever so brightly yet snow still so evident on the ground. The warmth of that sun was felt on my face today and my soul just sighed, oh just sighed. (((HUGS))) Amy

    • Hello Josh,
      Thank you so much for the blog nomination! Unfortunately, I don’t take part in the ‘award process’ but I’m very flattered you thought my site to be worthy of mention 🙂 I hope you’ll continue to stop by my blog, because comments & feedback are the best ‘award’ for me. Thanks again! 🙂
      Best wishes,

      • Of course I will keep stopping by your blog. It is one of my favorites. And I totally understand about the awards thing, I am no longer going to be accepting any either.

        • Whew, that’s a relief 😉 You already know I’m a big fan of your blog. I’m glad to know I don’t seem ‘standoff-ish’ for being unable to participate in the awards process. As you noticed, it seems to give us all extra work (like homework – eek!) and I’m more than happy to re-blog or give shout-outs to my favourite sites without having to feel like a burden 😀

          • Exactly! The first one was like, “Oh cool, I can take the time. The second was, “Okay, seriously?!?! I have my own posts to write!

  2. You know how I love lion cubs. This is a beautiful capture of a cub that looks to be about 4 months old. Well done! – Bob

    • Hello Bob,
      Thanks so much for taking time to stop by and leave your wonderful comment 🙂 Yes, like you, I love lion cubs and was very fortunate to take photos of this handsome cub & his just-as-lovely siblings. They get big so quickly, and it’s my privilege and honour to observe them grow!

      Thanks again,

  3. Ha, ha…this is good, the little cub is looking up as if to say “come again?!?” ~ and hopefully a nice spring is in store for you and your great photography 🙂

    • Hello Randall, it’s Friday here, oh how glorious 😀
      I’m glad you liked this little lion cub. All lion cubs are cute (heck, all babies are cute) but this guy had the most amazing eyes and innocent expression. He grabbed my heart the moment I saw him. I had to be careful, so that hubby didn’t get jealous, haha 😉 They say Spring is around the corner, and we’re feeling it…especially with the hay fever/pollen season hitting it’s peak 😉 Hope Spring will bring good things for all of us!

    • Hello dear Melanie-san 🙂
      Thank you very much for your comment. Ehime is where my hometown is, but I never visited Aoshima ‘cat island.’ 😦 Right now, it’s very popular, especially because there are TV programs on it. Maybe someday, I can visit here… 😀

    • Yes, he was waiting for his mother & his brother & sister to come. So, he looked a little lonely and insecure at first. Fortunately, all his family was reunited soon 🙂 Thank you very much for your comment ❤

  4. Spring had BETTER come, Takami! LOL We’re getting tired of ice and cold and snow. I love winter, but I’m ready for it to roar out of here. 🙂 Love this photo of the little guy/girl — so absolutely sweet (and those eyes, beautiful!). 🙂

    • Same here, Deb! Although we didn’t have snow in Tokyo this year, it has felt much colder than usual. I think just about all of us are counting the days till Spring. I’m happy you liked this photo of the lion cub. This guy is a ‘he’ and his eyes – and expression – were simply irresistible ❤ I hope you'll be able to make a trip to the zoo soon, and see the baby Orangutan 🙂

  5. Oh, such a sweet lion cub! The weather has been lovely here and really feeling like spring. The sun is getting stronger and I’ve been enjoying sitting outside and turning my face to the sun to feel its gentle warmth. It definitely feels like spring is just around the corner! But, of course, for me, the key is to have a wonderful day no matter what the weather. Wishing you and your husband a very happy week, my friend! :))

    • Thank you Jeannie! I’m glad to know Lady Spring is making her way to your neck of the woods 🙂 While the weather remains brisk here, the daylight hours are definitely getting warmer, and what a difference an extra hour or two of sunshine makes! I totally agree that’s it’s important to have a wonderful day regardless of weather. It’s something my husband & I have been working hard on 😉 Thanks again, for taking time to comment – it always brightens my day. Wish you and yours a lovely weekend ahead!

  6. Of course, it’s just right around the corner 🙂 Today, we had an amazing blue sky and it felt so good to feel the sun on my skin. It was cold, around 1°c, but the sun is warmer, I can feel the difference. A few more weeks and it will be fabulous. Patience little one 😉

    • Hello Josh,
      Thank you so much for your comment! To answer your question, there are some very lovely zoos and safari parks near the Tokyo area, and just about all of them are accessible by public transportation and within 2-3 hours. It’s one of my biggest photography dreams to visit the African continent someday and see the animals in their natural habitat, and also see the culture of the native people of course. But until then, I will try to discover and photograph ‘wildlife’ that’s in my country. I also hope to photograph more animals that are native to Japan, we have some nice wildlife too 😉
      Wish you a great weekend,

    • Thank you Maria! I wish (I truly wish!) we could take this cub home 😀
      But he seemed very happy in his wide environment with his siblings and family, so I was happy too 😀 ❤

    • Thank you, I’m so glad you liked this lion cub. It’s my dream to visit the African continent someday…but until then, I will enjoy seeing animals wherever I can, and to learn more about the various cultures & countries of Africa through interesting & thought-provoking blogs like yours.
      Thanks so much again for stopping by,

    • Hello dear Herve,
      Thank you very much for your comment.
      I am happy you liked this baby lion. I think his eyes are very beautiful 🙂
      I wish a great weekend for you & your family!
      From sunny Tokyo 🙂

    • Hello Kanemoto-sama,
      The irony is, it was actually quite balmy today! I almost expected the sakura blossoms to burst forth in all their pink glory 😉 It will cool down again starting tonight (boo-hoo!) but you know what they say, March comes in like a lion, but goes out like a lamb…hopefully! いつも有難うございます☆☆

    • こんばんは。コメントありがとうございます。そうですね。春は必ずやってきますよね!今日は本当に暖かくてピクニックにでも行きたい気分でした。

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