Thursday, February 9, 2012
Ume - Japanese apricot
Ume or Japanese apricot is one of the three most popular trees in Japan. Others are pine trees and bamboo. Ume starts to bloom the first in the year, even under the snow. So it represents courage in Japan. Ume blossom is one of my favorites for its good flower scent.
Ume trees flower in the late winter, usually around this time of the year, but this winter is much colder and the blooming is much later than usual.
Today I went to the Expo Park Ume garden, but as expected even the earliest kind ...as you can see in the pictures above. I can hardly wait.
This is part of Floral Friday Fotos. Please come and enjoy other lovely flowers here.