談山神社

談山神社

3.20.2014

The spring in Awaji-island tempted us out.

A pink big drooping plum in Awaji-island was broad casted live in TV.

That drooping plum is biggest for private in Japan, I heard. It's about 60 years old, about 8 meters in height, a spread of the branches is about 12 meters, the round of the trunk is about 1.5 meter.

Awaji-island locates in the Inland Sea of Japan and is linked to Kansai area by The Akashi Kaikyo Bridge. It takes about 2 hours by highway drive from our place in Nara. As it got warm on that Sunday, we crossed the Akashi kaikyo Bridge to hunt for the spring perfume.



The drooping plum was in the garden of a farmer's house on the height. It's wonderful,beautiful,gorgeous plum tree. The owner's been raising for long years painstakingly, I thought. The garden faces south and bathes in sun light all the daytime. A cat was yawning on the warm tiled roof, watching the beautiful drooping plum. The pastoral landscape stretched around there. Two kites were circling in the broad blue sky lazily. One of them came above me and I watched his face for the first time,thinking it looks like a little bit a owl.











A lot of people, including us, from the distant  place were visiting and shouting joy. The influence of TV news is powerful. Of course, we can enter  the garden for free by courtesy of the owner.  And Hina-Doll( dolls displayed on the Girl's Festival Day) was decorated inside , flavoring spring.








The Awaji Island is warmer than Nara. So we visited Awaji-Yume-Sajiki, expecting the full blooming of Rape Blossoms. But it's a little bit early for it.
This field faces the sea and was large, comfortable.














The Akashi kaikyo Bridge.          I felt the volume of  light in Kobe side became less than before due to effort of saving of  electricity.




20 件のコメント:

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan さんのコメント...

Amazing and colorful pictures of spring in Awaji Island !

Rahul Bhatia さんのコメント...

Very engrossing and colorful post, Sarah!

Arti さんのコメント...

The pink sight is too beautiful to not get tempted, I guess it also brings with itself the whistle of spring. All wonderful captures of the blossoms Sarah, my favorite is the second picture, with all those bamboos put for support, no wonder there is so much beauty in Japan all over. Hope you are doing well, wish you a warm sunny day! :)

haricot さんのコメント...

淡路島には大塚美術館への途上など渡ってはいるのですが、夢舞台はまだ訪れた事がありません。菜の花ほとんど満開に見えますが莟がおおかったのですね。
梅はどれも素晴らしく咲き誇っていますね。お雛様がちらっと見えて可愛い。

Birgitta さんのコメント...

These are wonderful pictures, Sarah! Have a nice weekend you too :)

Our photos さんのコメント...

Very nice pictures

stardust さんのコメント...

テレビや新聞をみていて、「ここ行きたい!」と思うことが多いのに実現できるのは少ないですが、思い立ったが吉日ですね。その心意気が感性豊かなお写真にもあふれています。淡路花桟敷は4月半ばに行ったおりにはムラサキハナナと菜の花の共演が素敵でした。お馬さんは草を食べながら歩いているのですか?乗っているお兄さんもリラックスなさってる様子。淡路島はのんびりして、心も体も休まりますね。

cosmos さんのコメント...

なんとも見事なしだれ梅ですね!圧倒されそうなほどの春の息吹です。
馬は観光客用ですか?草を食んでいる口元が笑っているようです。明石海峡の写真、りっぱな観光ポストですね。すごい。同じカメラなので、私の写真が下手なのはカメラのせいではないのはよくわかります^^;

Minoru Saito さんのコメント...

こんばんは。淡路花桟敷ですか。枝垂れ梅の写真がとても素晴らしいです。私もいつか行ってみたいです。

Joy さんのコメント...

I am so thankful for every pictures you shares and history behind the pictures. I feel that I have been there too just by what you shared.
have a nice Sunday:)

orchid Miyako さんのコメント...

Dearest Sarah;
Wow; what GORGEOUS drooping plum and Rape Blossom♡♡♡
I wonderful if I will have a chance to visit during this season someday(*^_^*)

Have a wonderful new week, my Japanese friend, xoxo (from Yamaguchi) Miyako*

Camila Rafaela Felippi さんのコメント...

Omg Sarah, it's a dream!
Here in my city there isn't flowers this way. But when I go to work by bus I always see a "Ipê Rosa". It's so beautiful! I love nature!


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NatureFootstep さんのコメント...

wow, that IS a beautiful tree. Looks fantastic. :)

Forest Dream Weaver さんのコメント...

Hello Sarah,
Your drooping plum trees are gorgeous,especially when viewed through the round window. I like to see rape fields glowing in the sunshine. Ours will begin to bloom about the end of April but because of the mild winter it may be earlier this year.
Blossom time in Japan has begun!

Have a wonderful weekend.
Ruby

Tomoko さんのコメント...

早春の梅は控え目で一輪一輪花を咲かせますが、お写真の淡路の枝垂れ梅は華やかですね。人間の60歳はかなり萎れてるのに、羨ましい!今頃は菜の花満開になってるかもしれませんね。でも遠くに見える人間2人がストーリを醸し出して素晴らしい景色になっていると思います。
もうすぐブログ春休み終わります。またよろしくお願いします!

Magia da Inês さんのコメント...

°º♫♬° ·.
Um post super lindo.
As flores, as cores suaves, o perfume no ar, harmonia entre o céu e a terra!...

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░D░O░M░I░N░G░O !!!
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Beijinhos.
Brasil.
。♪♫♫°•.¸

ruma さんのコメント...

Hello, sarah.

  Two of the rape field. It's very lovely.

  Attractive works.
  You are the excellent artist.

  I thank for your usual and hearty support.
  Have a good day. ruma ❀

Kiran palwasha さんのコメント...

I must say its like a paradise on earth. Lovely photographs Sarah.

Self Sagacity さんのコメント...

Your images of the trees and branches made me weak at the knees. I can't get enough of the beauty that you've captured here. It's the most amazing scenes, like an enchanted place...Have a great day!

Sarah, thanks for visiting selfsagacity.com, I haven't had much time for comments, but do try to return them as soon as I can.

Nippon Nin さんのコメント...

素晴らしい!淡路は行ったことなくて、とても興味深いです。行ってみたいなあ。