Friday, March 5, 2010

Plum Blossoms

Ah, March is the season of "ume" plum blossoms here in in Japan. Well, to tell the truth, they are actually members of the apricot branch of that tree (pun intended), but that doesn't matter. They are pretty. I took this picture at the "Forestry Tree Breeding Center" near our house. They have a whole orchard of hundreds of plums, all different species, some weeping, some erect, some spreading.... and all of them just a little bit different. It really makes you feel that spring is coming.

No comments:

Post a Comment