Just too busy and then never at the right place at the right time in the right weather and all that.
I was feeling a bit disappointed that I'd missed the annual - 'look, that must be the girls in Golden Week' dating picture.
But I forgot yaezakara!
Yeah for yaezakura! It starts blossoming when everything else is finishing up.
And it's beautiful.
Really beautiful with double and seemingly triple blossoms. It looks like pink pom poms everywhere.
And I haven't got the usual picture of them all dressed up in their pretty dresses and posing and all that. Mush easier to organise that kind of picture when they were little and less able to put their protests into words and I dressed them anyway!
These days it's a matter of negotiation to get them towear anything they haven't chosen themselves.
But this year's picture was pretty easy.
As I took it on the way home from school fancy duds didn't even come into the equation.
So I didn't bother with proper poses either.
And so I give you yaezakura and girls- as they are and will be: