Hello, and welcome back to Under The Plum Blossom Tree! I've been away for awhile taking care of family matters, and now, happily, those life events are settled. With the coming of a new season, my love of photography is reinvigorated, and I am preparing new posts about nature, art, gardening, pocket scrapbooking, and family, as well as a few recipes here and there, plus my adventures to places wild and scenic.
And now I would like to introduce you to my 'Editor', James Aōyama, of the blog Origami Night Lamp. James has graciously offered to help jump start my reintroduction of this blog; first with his redesign of my title banner, and second, with a symbolic guest post where he shares some photos he captured on the first day of spring. Here's James:
"Went for a walk on the first day of spring."
"It was kind of poetic since, for the first time this year, it really did feel like spring - a light warm breeze, lots of flowers popping up, honeybees making their rounds among them, and the sky was an uncharacteristic deep shade of blue, unusual in this part of Oregon.
Came upon a plum tree, in blossom, and spent some time under it, breathing in the soft aroma of the blooms. Watched falling petals floating gently towards the ground. Took a few photos.
None of these pictures is meant to be artistic, it's just a record of a mood impression, a glimpse into a fleeting moment in time.
Ume Hanami, first day of spring, under a plum blossom tree."
|Look close, you will see - A honey bee, flying slow - Between plum blossoms|
All photos taken with a Lumix ZS-30. Click or tap on any picture above to access larger, higher definition images.