Thursday, February 15, 2018

Thursday Snapshot: Plum Blossoms

An ume blossom spotted during a Sunday hike.
Once again, I have fallen in love.

The ume (plum) blossom is one of the first flowers of Spring, and it is easily one of my favorites. Simple and delicate, their delicate scent begins to fill the air this time of year and draws me in as surely it does the tiny bees and other pollinators just waking up. It never fails to bring a smile to my face, especially as I ponder the resulting fruit that will turn into tasty treats a bit later in the year.

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