I Miss Spring!

Hello there! It’s getting more muggy here, and I really miss our wonderful spring! How is the weather there? I hope you are having a good one.

Today, I want to show some photos of plum blossoms that I have taken a couple of months ago. Of course, our plum blossoms bloom in early spring. We can’t see them anymore.

I think our cherry blossoms are much popular than the plum blossoms in the world, but actually, they are really cute. I love both of them.  I especially love the rich pink ones.

I took these pictures at a shinto shrine close to our house.

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Plum blossoms sometimes have been used to a Shito shrine, temple or family symbols like the flog.

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This pink plum tree was so cute! I really loved this one.

 

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This tree is white. The white one is pretty too, but I prefer the pink one.

 

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Well, this is new. The shinto shrine has a pray spot for kitties. Since I am a cat person, I couldn’t help taking the photo!!

 

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We have lots of different pink colors in our plum blossoms. This one is my favorite color!

 

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Do you know what it is? This is called “omikuji” in Japanese. You can read about omikuji here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O-mikuji This is a part of our shinto-ism or Buddhism. We are kind of superstitious and try to know our fortunes.  When I visited here, I tried it out. We usually leave the used omikuji like this in the photo. The white paper things in the photo are all used omikuji.

 

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This plum tree is my favorite one. I really love the rich pink!

 

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Plum blossoms are a good object for painting, and when you look at our ancient paintings, you can see a lot of them on papers, porcelain, woods and so on.

Now, we are having lots of hydrangeas. Which flowers can you see in your place now?

I hope you start a good week! See you in weeks here again!

 

-Yumi

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Gay
    Jun 17, 2018 @ 13:48:53

    Hi Yumi, beautiful photos. Our flowers are blooming late this year. Must be because we had such a cold spring. My garden is full of yellow flowers but I have no idea what they are called. I lave lots of chives. And lots of weeds! Lol. The guy that is supposed to be weeding hasn’t got to my flowers yet. I think that is because he is a teenager and by the time he gets up in the morning the sun is on the flowers! Lol

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    • yumi
      Jun 17, 2018 @ 13:55:04

      Hi, Gay.

      Thank for visiting my blog! I am glad that you finally have lots of flowers in your garden. Yes, this spring was very cold in Michigan, lol. I hope the teenager gardener makes a beautiful flower garden for you soon! When you get it, you should send some photos of it to me!!

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  2. Dixie
    Jun 17, 2018 @ 14:04:01

    Beautiful blossoms, Yumi! I like the pinks best. Our hydrangea bloomed earlier. It is very hot here now.

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    • yumi
      Jun 17, 2018 @ 14:06:17

      Hi, Dixie

      Thank you for the comment as always! I guess Alabama is hotter than here. We are having a rainy season, but this year we don’t have lots of rain yet. The weather is very strange. I guess we will have much rain later, though.

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  3. Helga Jaermann
    Jun 23, 2018 @ 20:57:02

    Dear Yumi, How are you and your family? Very sorry I have big Problems with my Ipad. When I am back in Thailand, I will pay a new one. The FB is very bad I can not writing any commit are. I lost your E-mail Adr. too .I wish you all the best love Helga

    Von meinem iPad gesendet

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