The Ume That Almost Weren’t . . .

Last week I went hiking in Tochigi Prefecture, three hours northeast of Tokyo, in search of more summits for the 100 Summits Project and, perhaps, to see some ume (plum) blossoms, which herald the arrival of spring here in Japan.

I found the mountains.

However, the ume tried to elude me.

An ume blossom. But where -and how – did I find it ?

Did I find them?

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