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.




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




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



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



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!!





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



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.



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



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!



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


    • 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!!


  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.


    • 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.


  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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