The ume trees in our yard, and around the neighborhood, are blooming. Tomorrow we'll go to Mito City and take in the Ume Blossom Festival at Kairakuen Park. Ume is usually translated as "Japanese Plum" although they are really apricot trees. The weather should be fine tomorrow and it is reported that the trees at the park are 60% in bloom. I'll tell you all about, with pictures of course, next post.