March 13, 2016

Weeping Ume tree: Kaizo-ji

Winter has passed at last and the flowers of spring have just begun to bloom in the wintry garden of Zen.

Although the faded coldness of winter is still staying behind, the calm air is carrying the sweet scents of flowers to let us notice the stealthy arrival of new spring.

The noble blossoms of Ume (Japanese apricot) always start blooming in the coldness of February to suggest the coming of the season of rebirth before any flower.

The flowers of seasons are telling us of the beautiful story about the birth, death and rebirth with their transient forms, colors and aromas.

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