2006/03/14

Ume Blossom Time

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.
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Our pink ume blossoms.

14 comments:

Happysurfer said...

Lovely! Looking forward to next post.

PinkPanther said...

Wow…beautiful Ume Blossom, specially for K in the White Day !! ;-)

We’ve kapok tree with large red flowers in here too!!

The Moody Minstrel said...

Ah...that makes me think of umeshu (Japanese plum wine)!

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.........

FH2O said...

Good idea moody.

While waiting for the ume pics, I'll just sip on some umeshu over ice ... a bit 'sweet' but nice!

Got mine at Spore Changi Airport and they come in a nice green cylindrical bottle with plums at the bottom.

Chen said...

looking forward to reading your next post :D

agus said...

yay! pictures! can't wait

Lrong said...

ume trees... nice...

Anonymous said...

Panda
A special request - please dedicate a post on the works of Utamaro. Thanks alot.

Pandabonium said...

anonymous - sure. I'll do a future post on Utamaro.

Everybody: I was just finishing my ume matsuri post tonight and there was disruption (I think with my router) that knocked my browser off line and I lost all my work. So I'll have to do over tomorrow. Sorry for the delay.

eofhk (!) - what Pandabonium exclaimed when his unsaved post disappeared.

9lives said...

Nice looking tree with unique looking flowers. New vocab for too though..Ume..how is it pronounced?

Pandabonium said...

9lives - thanks for stopping by. I'm working on the post right now and should have it up sometime today.

Ume is pronounced oo-meh

Anonymous said...

Thank you Panda. I look forward to the Utamaro post. Thank you for always willing to share your knowledge.

9lives said...

Panda - yeah waiting for the pics too. fyi, going for kayaking with FH2O this sunday. U'llbe seeing the post on monday I guess..:)

Pandabonium said...

Post is up. May make a few changes, but don't want keep anyone waiting any longer.