Apr 10, 2012

Plum's the Word 梅ちゃーん!

Now this is already old news (be prepared for a lot of that where this blog is concerned, got a lot of catching up to do still) but since I absolutely adore these blossoms, I couldn't let them go completely unmentioned.


Many of you will be familiar with the fact that cherry blossoms are a big thing here in Japan. This is the week for the flowers as they're all in full bloom. I personally love almost anything sakura (except cake - tried about three different types and they were all too sweet, yuck), but before Spring truly arrives (think February), the plum blossoms have a brief, but spectacular season of their own.


Often forgotten and hidden in the shade of their more famous cousins, I personally think plum blossoms are prettier and more fragrant.
In fact, this year, I bought a miniature plum tree of my own, just to bask in their beauty just a little bit longer. And also so I didn't have to share my viewing space with anyone else. ^^)b

From tiny buds... これから...

今週は桜の時代!
だけど、このポストは梅の話だ~
実は桜が大好きなのに、梅の花のほうが好き。
梅のはもっと細かいし、芳しいと思う。
だから今年、自分の梅の木買ったよー!
一人で家にお花見、イェイ!
(こんなに付き合いが悪いになったの??? 笑)
そうではないけど、やっぱ綺麗だし、最近引っ越したのでなんか家にお花欲しかった。
もう一ヶ月前買って....梅ちゃんはまだ生きてるよ!
以外に!
普段は2週間後、もうだめだ。
という訳で!
梅ちゃーん!

To full blossoms! こんなに綺麗になった~
Well on its way to...
...brief but splendid glory.

And then there's plum trees "in the wild"...
野梅もあるよ!w

Nakameguro 中目黒
梅が丘 Umegaoka



Which do you prefer, sakura or ume? ^^
どっちのほうが好きかな?^^

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