March 4, 2014
Ume (Japanese apricot) blossoms: Engaku-ji
However bitter and long winter may be, spring always returns here to bring joy into our hearts.
Although chilliness of winter still remains behind, the graceful blossoms of Ume are already with us to herald the arriving spring. The enticing aroma of these spring blossoms is faintly drifting in the gentle air of the gardens.
Soon birds will begin to twitter joyfully and insects will wake up to lively fly and jump about in the gardens, where fresh young leaves and flower buds are appearing one after another.