Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Mountain sakura a-blooming...

Good morning from Calgary, Canada...
Am now here, visiting the University of Calgary for some business...
The temperature is minus one degree... not too bad although it snowed two days ago...

Anyway, before leaving home last Sunday (25th), had the privilege to enjoy viewing the blooms of our 山桜 Yamazakura or literally, Mountain Sakura or Wild Sakura, if you like...

'Mountain' or 'Wild' in that, they grow 'naturally' on their own accord along the lower end of the slopes of our property...
There are three yamazakuras at our place, and this one is the first to bloom...

The flower is no doubt, pretty, but for me, the pink shades of the bud waiting to bloom, is perhaps somewhat more 'titillating' to the senses... no?