giant tulip tree
It is almost March but most deciduous trees are still bare. The older I get, the more I come to appreciate the structure and beauty of bare trees. Trees are beautiful with and without leaves and in my humble opinion, their stark shapes in winter are beautiful in their own way. There is something inspiring about them that evokes something profound and affecting within me.
A pond mirrors the winter trees and people around it.
The other day I found a hint of the upcoming spring in front of some bare weeping willow trees. I saw pink ume blossoms in bloom in the cold. The contrast between the long thin ghost-like branches and deep pink blossoms looked interesting. It was an early sign of spring. At present many ume trees have begun to bloom with white, pink, and red blossoms.
I was away from blogging for about a month and now I feel that the seasons change so fast. I've also had some changes in my work and am still busy. I’m afraid that I won’t be able to keep blogging as often as used to, but I want to keep updating my blog at least once or twice a month from now on. Lastly, I found a clump of narcissus yesterday in a park. As far as I know, this is the only clump of the plant there. Spring is just around the corner!