May 7, 2022

Kaido (Malus halliana) flowers: Kaizo-ji

Kaido (Malus halliana) flowers: Kaizo-ji

The combination of the rosy shades of the flower petals and the vivid green of the new leaves causes the exquisite elegance of these Kaido flowers in the gentle spring sun.

At the tip of the crimson floral axes extending from the slender branches, these bewitching flowers are hanging their heads low like taking a long afternoon nap.

They seem to keep sleeping gracefully like Empress Yang Kuei-Fei of the Tang dynasty who is known as the legendary lady of unmatched beauty in China. She became tipsy and felt into a doze in the peaceful palace garden before the eyes of Emperor Xuan Zong who was deeply enchanted by her.

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