The weather forecast was predicting that it would rain this past Sunday, but thanks to some good luck and quite a good deal of sunshine, it turned into a beautiful day. The perfect day for a picnic! It was just a wonderful coincidence that the cherry blossoms were in full bloom at the time that I decided to have my picnic.
I met a couple of friends in Osaka Castle Park on Sunday to share some good conversation and good food. I’ve really been getting into baking sweets lately (all the better to eat them) so I spent a bit over two hours that morning baking yummy chocolate chunk cookies. Other delicious home cooked/prepared and bought items found their way to our picnic, including such popular items as chocolate brownies, fresh bacon-basil bread, puff pastry sweets, an assortment of fresh fruits, hors d’oeuvre, cheese filled sausages, mini hamburgers, and tako-yaki. Of course we enjoyed talking about the food as much as we enjoyed eating it.
As for the scenery, the light pink cherry blossoms were really beautiful, springing up overhead the cheerful picnickers. Unfortunately, our picnic spot was nowhere near them because nobody had taken the initiative to wake up early in the morning in order to reserve us a spot underneath them. But we still enjoyed watching the train going by full of passengers who continually waved at us, making us feel a bit like animals in the zoo as we continued to overindulge in the picnic treats.
Overall, the picnic and the day itself turned out wonderfully. It was a very pleasant way to spend the Sunday afternoon.