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! :)

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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

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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!


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.

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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!...


░D░O░M░I░N░G░O !!!

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.

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