Saturday, March 03, 2007

impatient

We went in search of ume (plum) blossoms in Tokyo today, but it was still a little early. We did find a few trees though that were beginning to bloom.

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  1. god man your making the itch i have about going to japan (and refraining from doing so until its the right time) harder to scratch. dam good pic there.

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  2. These look so delicate. Are they fragrant, as well? When you get a free minute, can you tell me how you got your name embossed on the photo? I might like to do that with mine, too.

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  3. Ooh, very pretty! The trees here are getting ready to burst, and I can't wait!

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  4. Thanks Cath. :)

    Nessie, but when is the right time? ;P

    Andi, it's fun to live in a culture that reveres the coming of spring- and when the trees blossom it's a major event to celebrate!

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  5. Les, I didn't notice so I'm guessing they don't have a strong fragrance. I tend not to sniff too deeply though, the hayfever factor and all, so I'm not a good authority. And the plum blossoms are actually a bit hardier that the cherry blossoms. The Japanese love cherry for that reason, they're so fragile, and transient.
    As for adding my name to the picture, it's a software thing. But I'll send you an email about it later today.

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  6. It's a nice shot. My hayfever is already in full blossom. I got my first whiff in Kōchi a couple of weeks ago.

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  7. They're just beautiful, like little brides...

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  8. Adekun, hayfever does tend to put a damper on spring, doesn't it?

    Lotus, :)

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