Natalie Goes to Japan

40 year old very married blonde woman having a midlife crisis who heads to Japan alone to follow her dreams. Be careful what you wish for ... you just may get it.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Ume Blossoms, Big Whoop


Ume (plum) blossom season hit Hamamatsu this week. I had read accounts of how many people thought ume season was even better than cherry blossom. But can't say that it does much for me. There don't seem to be very many ume trees in the areas I run around in. The flowers are nice, but nothing compared to flower show that Georgia puts on. Hopefully the cherry blossom season will be better. It's still nice to see the first signs of spring, though.

4 Comments:

At 10:59 AM, Anonymous suzy said...

Plum blossoms aren't such a big deal, but it's exciting to know that spring is on the way. Cherry Blossom season is amazing - especially hanami parties. Only a few more weeks to go...

 
At 9:03 PM, Blogger Sallie said...

I'm with Suzy, the real show is the sakura, although I appreciate the deep fuschia colour of the plum blossoms down the late from me here. And it is a very nice pre-cursor to full on spring, which will hopefully be here soon!!

 
At 3:44 PM, Blogger Rikki said...

I can't wait to get to Japan to see the blossoms... what's the sakura?

 
At 8:58 PM, Blogger Natalie said...

Sakura is the Japanese word for Cherry Blossom. Everything here is named Sakura this or Sakura that.

 

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