March 13, 2022

White ume (Japanese apricot) flowers: Engaku-ji

White ume (Japanese apricot) flowers: Engaku-ji

As the sunlight and warmth of spring gradually increases, the small living creatures, that have been concealing themselves quietly during harsh winter, begin moving around busily and renew their lives vigorously in the grass and groves of fresh green.

The various birds, that had been hiding silently among desolate trees and bushes, begin flying around merrily in the spring sky and chanting their first songs cheerfully.

Although it has not been long since the blooming of the noble ume flowers, which are also called "Hoshunka" (the flower heralding the beginning of spring), the workings of nature are proceeding at an astonishing rate before my eyes.

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