March 1, 2013

Ume (Japanese apricot) flowers in Tsurugaoka-hachimangu

The long gloomy winter is over and spring has returned quietly together with its fragrant beauty.

The fresh bright colors of flowers and leaves are coming back to our gardens with hurried steps one after another to remind us of the true joy of life.

The countless buds of flowers and leaves, which have swollen fully in the cold of winter, are momently looking forward to the long-awaited days for their bursting out in the mild spring sunlight.

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