March 4, 2015

Huyu-botan (Paeonia suffruticosa var. hiberniflora) flowers: Tsurugaoka-hachimangu

The pale sunlight of late February is secretly getting in through the opening of the straw shelter to gently illuminate the thin silky petals of these winter-blooming flowers.

The best time of Huyu-botan (winter peony) flowers will soon come to end after fulfilling the mission of pleasing our eyes with their splendid and auspicious figures in the almost flowerless world of winter.

Looking overhead in the garden, the graceful blossoms of Ume trees, which long waited for the arrival of springtime, have begun to bloom in the air one after another to let us feel the fragrant joy of this season of rebirth.

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