April 26, 2017

Kaido (Malus halliana) blossoms: Genji-yama (Kita-kamakura)

Spring grove: Kencho-ji

Kaido (Malus halliana) blossoms: Genji-yama (Kita-kamakura)

Haru-botan (spring peony) flowers: Tsurugaoka-hachimangu (Kamakura)

Hana-daikon (Hesperis matronalis) flowers: Genji-yama (Kita-kamakura)

Cherry blossoms: Engaku-ji

Maple flowers: Engaku-ji

Cherry blossoms: Engaku-ji

Tsubaki (camellia) flowers: Engaku-ji

Cherry blossoms: Engaku-ji

Maple tree: Engaku-ji

March 30, 2017

Haku-mokuren (Magnolia denudata) flowers: Engaku-ji

In the peaceful garden of Engaku-ji temple, in every March, this large tree of Haku-mokuren (white magnolia) bears countless white flowers high up in the air to glorify the arrival of spring.

On the still leafless branches, right beside these flowers, innumerable leaf-buds are coming out one after another to prepare the seasons of vigorous growth.

Every flower blooms to sing a soundless song, which secretly tells us the heartfelt joy of a silent tree or plant. 

Ume blossoms: Engaku-ji

Mitsumata flowers: Engaku-ji

Ume grove: Yugawara