February 20, 2017
Early in February, before any flower, the noble blossoms of ume start blooming to foretell the arrival of spring.
The pleasant fragrance of spring begins to drift softly in the chilly scentless air of late winter.
Birds wait eagerly for this early flowering season to enjoy the nectar of life ecstatically.
February 19, 2017
Spring is gradually approaching.
Carps feel a subtle rise in temperature acutely and come up to the surface.
A thin sprinkle of rain is gently falling to create countless round ripples on the smooth water of the pond.
February 4, 2017
In the morning chill, the trees cast their intertwined shadows on the thin ice which covers the quiet surface of the pond.
The steel-blue sunlight of winter shines through the branches and reveals the essence of this cold season on the frozen water.
On the chilly ground, the magenta fallen leaves are decaying gradually into dust.
In a little while when spring arrives, this whole area becomes a sea of fresh green plants.
A moss-covered stone stands still here in the swift passage of time.
The winter sun gleams above the drifting white clouds.
A black kite is slowly wheeling high in the pale blue sky.