If you live here in Sapporo, then the answer is ‘Yes!’
Although the blossom has finally come, and there are beautiful flowers everywhere here now, up on the mountains which surround the city it still makes me smile to be able to see the last remnants of my winter playground.
I’m sure in other parts of Hokkaido there is still even more left, but here it’s all but gone. Instead, it is filling up the rivers which are in full flow. So, now I have to wait another 6 months before I can enjoy my playtime again. I mustn’t grumble though as it is nice to be able to wear less clothing and enjoy the sun before it gets too hot.