Welcome, Spring!

“Springtime in Japan” conjures mental images of sakura – cherry blossoms – but in reality, the first colorful harbingers of spring are the ume (plum, or Japanese apricot), and the beautiful blossoms have now arrived once more.

Weeping ume (plum) tree at Tenru-ji, a Zen temple in Kyoto

This week, my post at Murder is Everywhere shares some thoughts –and many more photos–of the beautiful ume blossoming in Japan over the last few weeks:


I hope you’ll click through and enjoy the arrival of spring!

One thought on “Welcome, Spring!

  • March 7, 2020 at 4:56 am

    Happy Spring! We have snowdrops blooming here in Upstate NY. No sign of crocus just yet, but the days are getting longer!

    So looking forward to your next release!

    Happy Spring!

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