This pretty pinkish purple flower is the Marguerite Daisy.
Found this a few days after the earthquake when seeing and hearing about the earthquake, tsunami, and the nuclear power plant all over the news just got to be a bit too much for me to handle. It's selfish of me, I know. But I needed to pretend for just a minute that everything would be okay.
Always surprises me how a small thing like this can cheer me up. Praying the people in Tohoku will see many flowers blooming soon, too.
*As of today, 9,408 people have died and 14,716 people are still missing. There are also approximately 261,000 people who are currently living in shelters (mostly school gymnasiums). Although the news is mainly focused on the nuclear reactors (bless those men and women working to control the situation)...many Japanese are more worried about the missing and sheltered people in Tohoku, where it is currently very cold. Many of the shelters still do not have water, electricity, or petrol and time is starting to run out for many. I hope you will keep them in your prayers.