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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Spring is in the air

On Saturday, Valentine's Day, we took our cameras out for the first time in weeks. It was a warm, sunny, spring-like day and we stopped off at a little temple famous for its ume (Japanese plum) trees, which have started to blossom. Looks like spring is definitely on its way!
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  1. Yeh! Spring is here and they blossom beautifully. :)

    Happy WS and have fun!

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  2. Beautiful! I can't wait for spring.

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  3. it is beautiful....

    My entry for WS this week: in HERE. I hope that you can stop by also. Thanks

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  4. ahh i m looking forward to spring but it seems winter is stll going on in Turkey..it looks like it will snow today....

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  5. so beautiful blooms! Happy WS!

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  6. i say... spring is the best time of the year!

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  7. Those blossoms are very, very beautiful.

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  8. Hooray for spring flowers!! This is beautiful, Nat!

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  9. Those are so beautiful. I wish it was anywhere NEAR spring here!

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  10. Oooooh this is so pretty, spring it on it's way...

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  11. wow.. spring here is still far.. cant wait when it comes. seems like u got an early spring too.

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  12. Beautiful! The weather's been Spring-like here too for the last couple of days. Makes me happy :)

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  13. That is so beautiful! I've always wanted to go to Japan to see the plum and cherry blossoms.

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  14. Oh, how I would love to see the Japanese blossoms in Spring. The closest I can get to them, besides your stunning photographs, is the little Makei stickers I've ordered for my phone. Which are almost impossible to find in and of themselves! :)

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  15. You are so lucky to have growing things. No such luck in Minnesota! It is going to snow this week :-(

    Beautiful picture!

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  16. *Looks out the window at snow banks* No signs of spring here, yet! And, the groundhog saw his shadow. :(

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  17. WOOHOO! What pretty blossoms :-)

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  18. that pic definitely screams spring :)
    http://scroochchronicles.com/?p=1393

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  19. I"m so jealous you have a cherry blossom festival!! We've got lots of cherry tree lined streets, but I don't believe we have a festival.

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  20. Thanks everyone for stopping by and commenting! It was really lovely to see the plum trees in blossom and to see a sign that spring is indeed coming.

    For those of you still having snow and winter weather, hang in there. It can't last forever!

    Monica - The Japanese love celebrating nature. Any excuse to have a bit of fun, I think. Once the cherry trees blossom, there will be parties everywhere! :P

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