Friday, March 23, 2012

(15) Almost

They look like them (even the Japanese sometimes mix them up) and they bloom at almost the same time –“almost” because the plum trees (ume) are actually a few weeks ahead of the famous Japanese cherry trees. These are the true harbingers of spring; the cherry trees are the confirmation.

(For a bigger version of this picture, check my "Japan Arekore" set on Flickr)

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