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Friday, February 10, 2012

Feeling the approach of a new season




   The smile indicate something next.
   She first has taken off.

   Yet, cold wind is surrounding her.





   The shape melt into fleeting light.
   The keen-edged snow white.

   Please don't forget me.





   After this the snowfall will polish princesses.
   The trial is going to wait for them, but.

   God must give Ume the best sweet fragrance. (
Ume : Japanese apricot )


    難波津に 咲くやこの花 冬ごもり 今は春べと 咲くやこの花
      王仁 ( ? - ? )  古今和歌集

    The flower which bloomed near the sea hibernated in winter.
      Now, spring has come, a flower bloomed.
      
Wani ( ? - ? )  Kokin Wakashū 



    Japanese calligraphy on a hanging scroll





     海原の 沖行く船を帰れとか 領布振らしけむ 松浦佐用姫
      作者不詳 万葉集 (
松浦佐用姫)

     Princess Sayo regret a lover crossing the sea,
       and wags a hand from the top of the mountain.
      unknown authorship 
Man'yōshū  


   This waka expressed parting sorrow.
   When the lover of the Princess Sayo went over from Japan to China.

   Matsuura Sayo princess is the legend.
   The love is an everlasting story, as for any times.

   This prose is written by Hiragana and Kanzi letter,
Cursive script on Kakemono.
   
   This 31-syllable Japanese poem was created about my hometown more than 1,200 years ago.







   The flower of Ume seems to be shut in to ice.
   Buddha of the temple in Kamakura kindly protects them.

   The beauty adds to brightness in coldness still more.


     しら梅に  明くる夜ばかりと  なりにけり
       与謝蕪村 (1716 – 1783)   

     White plum blossomy  dawn has come  to pick me up   
       Yosa Buson (1716 – 1783)   


   The Ume flower contains the long-range Japanese tradition.




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137 comments:

  1. Thanks Ruma,for beautiful pictures and beatiful words!!!

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  2. Flakes of ice falling on gentle blooms.
    The cold becomes the guardian.
    The harvest time will be.
    But not now.
    Gorgeous shots.
    Very nice to the plan that accompanies becoming
    of the snow.
    Thanks "Ruma".
    Best wishes...
    dandelìon

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  3. Beautiful pictures, I loved it.

    Thank you for your kind words, you left on my blog.

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  4. lindas imagens, adoro flores , transmitem muita paz...bjos

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  5. Kwiat moreli japońskiej jest śliczny i smutno było patrzeć na śnieg i lód na nich. Wspaniały post. Pozdrawiam.*** Japanese apricot flower is beautiful and sad to watch the snow and ice on them. A great post. Yours.

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  6. Beautiful blossom images and words - I am looking forward to seeing the blossom in my own garden again.

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  7. Difficile de croire que les bourgeons sont déjà ouvert et que la neige tombe encore ! Tu as de magnifiques images !

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  8. Thank you, ruma san, for many scenes of Ume blossoms and Waka and Haiku. I like the translation of the Haiku very much. It's chille but I can smell the fragrance.

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  9. Such beautiful images; there is beauty in tragedy. Nature is resourceful and the tree shall recover from the snow, I am sure of it.

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  10. こんにちは、rumaさん

    すでに梅が咲き始めましたか。

    私たちより日本を愛されているようですね。
    私の知らなかった漢字の知識をありがとう。

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  11. Wonderful!
    Is in Japan already spring?
    Is Ume already in blossom?
    Impressive the light snow in March!
    All this post, images and words, is a poem!
    Thanks, Ruma

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  12. R-the bursting buds of the cherry blossom offer such calmness and hope after winter - may they bring in a new year of joy to the people of Japan. Go well. B

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  13. You are a true artist! This is a treat for the eyes and the soul. Beautiful work!

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  14. Hello dear Ruma

    These pictures makes me happy....i love springtime,
    now we have a lot of cold and snow in Holland.

    warm greetings and all the best to you, Joop

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  15. Beautiful pictures, Ruma! Thanks!

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  16. Dear Ruma,your blog is very charming,I look at Japan Spirit.
    I love Haiku,I studied and learned to write in my language.
    Tonight I see your post and this morning I also visit for
    look back quietly.I hope my english translation is good...
    Konniciwa!!!

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  17. It is a beauty, Ruma, photos announce the near arrival of spring, despite the cold continues. I really liked the video, is very beautiful.
    I like what you show us on calligraphy, Japanese culture and legends.
    Thank you.

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  18. C'est simplement magnifique Ruma.....ces photos sont tellement réalistes qu'on pourrait presque les toucher.
    La neige qui fond sur les fleurs de l'abricotier nous montre la résistance d'une fleur si délicate.
    Merci pour toutes ses sensations.
    Amitiés.Celeste

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  19. Precioso trabajo Ruma, unos detalles preciosos y con unos colores geniales en está preciosa serie. Un gran abrazo para ti

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  20. Dear Ruma.
    The air must be still cold, but fill with scent of the Ume flowers.

    RedRose.

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  21. the promise of Spring...
    Like it a lot..
    very bright and sharp pictures...

    Wishing you a fine weekend and good Luck..
    Nieske

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  22. Mein lieber Freund Ruma, ganz wunderbare Fotos und ein klasse Video. Sehr sehr schön!!! DANKE!!!

    Liebe Grüsse aus der Schweiz

    Hans-Peter

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  23. Ruma,these shots are a gift to us. Is an early spring to our eyes.

    Greetings, a big Hug and nice weekend

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  24. These are very beautiful flowers :)

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  25. Dear Ruma, Lovely blooms! Are they truly blooming now? Beautiful calligraphy!! Fragile petals in snow . . . seasonal fragility. Sublime! Hugs to you, Carol

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  26. My heart always smiles when I come to your space of gentleness, respect, faith, beauty...
    Thanks for inspiring us with your blog, Ruma!!
    Love from south Brazil!

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  27. Beautiful pictures. I love this photos!!!

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  28. Beautiful flowers, very beautiful ... a sweet and elegant delight of Japan.

    A strong embrace Ruma.

    :)

    Hermosas flores, muy hermosas... una dulce y elegante delicia de Japón.

    Un fuerte abrazo Ruma.

    :)

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  29. Hello,Ruma.
    Beautiful pictures!
    Have a good weekend.

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  30. Beautiful!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela

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  31. Ruma, very beautiful pictures and video! A bit sad that the snow is falling on the flowers ...

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  32. Maravillosa naturaleza, bellas fotografías y palabras endulzan la brisa que trae mensajes de amor y paz…

    Un abrazo Ruma

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  33. Hello Ruma!!!! Congratulations for this post!!! I liked so much!!!! It´s a pleasure looking these photos because here, in Spain, it´s too cold!!!!!! Kisses and hugs from Spain

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  34. This whole post is wonderful, ruma! Story, photos and video. The music, motion, images, snow falling upon Ume, a lot a melancholy, and the hope which arise from that. Thank you for a wonderful moment!

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  35. Oh meraviglia,sembra il fiore della speranza e della rinascita.
    Saluti.
    Francesca

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  36. Made me wonder whether back than the blossoms were around as well. Which would make them an incredible mean to measure time, love and life. Thank you for this great entry very much. Please have a good weekend.

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  37. Sakura blossom time is coming...

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  38. nice blog,and beautiful picture, congratulations

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  39. Beautiful pictures. Wish to be there for Sakura time!

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  40. Really beautiful shots! Karatsu must be a very beautiful city with blue seas, green mountains and wonderful cultural heritages such as Karatsu pottery and so on. Was th Matsura Sayo Princess from the Matsura clan who were once pirates? I have always wondered whether the princess was from the Matsura clan(松浦党)who mainly lived around Hirado. Or may be she was from another Matsura who lived in Karatsu.

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  41. Wonderful images and magnificent words, dear ruma! I hope you have a wonderful weekend with as much tranquil reflection as you have given me!

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  42. Snowfall or trials make Ume strong,beautiful,sweet,delicious, maybe. Thank you for the season's fragrance.

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  43. Very nice pictures! Spring is coming...the video is great. We have to wati about 2 months before we can se flowers on the fruit trees.

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  44. Imagens em forma de poesia.
    Bom fim de semana!
    Beijinhos.
    Brasil
    °º♥

    (⁀‵⁀,)
    ¸`⋎´
    ¸.•°`♥

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  45. Dear Ruma
    Thank you very much for sharing us the video and our fantastic pictures.
    I wish you a nice weekend
    Many greetings
    Angela from Switzerland

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  46. What breath taking pictures.
    Your video was beautiful, I wish I was there.

    Enjoy your weekend Ruma

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  47. Thanks Ruma for these beautiful images! Thank you for the spirit! どうも!

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  48. Hello Ruma, I have put a TAG on your blog from my post.
    Please have a look and hope you will join in.
    Kind regards, DeeBee

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  49. Blog molto bello, sia immagini che parole...complimenti
    ti seguirò

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  50. Un rouleau de printemps, ne fait pas le beau temps, mais on attend que l'hirondelle se pose.

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  51. Ruma, beeing here is like visiting Japan... I almost feel the light snow in my skin...
    Thanks for your words... here and at my blog!
    Love from south Brazil!

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  52. Ciao Ruma, grazie per le belle parole. Sai che io adoro i fiori di ciliegio? Non ti so spiegare in primavera mi soffermo a guardarli e mi danno una sensazione di purezza, gentilezza e gioia. Grazie per le belle immagini che ci regali. Un abbraccio dall'Italia innevata. Nani

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  53. CARA RUMA.
    Che piacere mi ha fatto nel ricevere la tua visita nel mio blog . Sono subito corso da te per fare la tua conoscenza .
    Trovo il blog davvero bello , e anche le immagine sono bellissime. Fanno pensare all'arrivo della primavera , Anch'io come Nani Lolly ti dico grazie per le emozioni che ci regali con i tuoi post .
    Ti auguro una felice domenica (a presto ) Lina

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  54. hello Ruma
    your photos are very beautiful ... congratulations:

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  55. Thanks a lot. :) I'll back here. ;)

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  56. Hola, Ruma!!!...muchas gracias por visitar mi blog, es un gran honor para mi, y por darme la oportunidad de conocer tu trabajo...preciosas fotografías!!!

    Saludos!!! ;)

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  57. beautiful!

    http://forallthatjas.blogspot.com/

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  58. Ruma-san,
    What a lovely post. Thank you so much for sharing.. Love the photograph of "UME" my grandmother was named after this flower. So gentle and lovely but strong enough to bloom first..
    Noriko

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  59. Gorgeous,
    Best regards from Paris,

    Pierre

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  60. Hello Ruma,
    thank you for your nice comment at my blog.
    Beautiful images here! Spring will coming soon.
    The pictures shows the spirit of a new beginning.

    Have a good time! God bless you!

    Greetings from Germany from Gisela.

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  61. Ume buds are swelling constantly in the cold in my neighborhood and soon they will be blooming radiantly like the ones in your photography. I feel sweet fragrance wafting from the photos. They are shining with innate energy in the light.

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  62. Very nice blog Ruma. I hope to learn a lot of things about japanese culture with your blog. Greetings from Spain...

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  63. A lovely and inspirational blog. Beautiful name for the blog too!! Spend more than an hour too dig into Japanese culture and old tradition. Thanks for sharing your beautiful culture through images and movies. With friendship and respect from Romania!

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  64. Ciao Ruma questa mattina qui nevica
    ma vedendo queste tue meravigliose foto di primavera
    mi riscalda il cuore anche se c è tanto freddo grazie!
    Mi sono iscritto fra i tanti tuoi lettori fissi e stato per me un onore
    e avrei piacere di averti come mia lettrice nel mio piccolo blog,
    un caro saluto dall'Italia,
    Tiziano.

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  65. Ruma, convido a ti e a teus leitores para conhecerem e participarem com suas produções literárias do Urbanasvariedades, o modo long play do Urbanascidades, blog cultural de produção coletiva. Visite urbanasvariedades.blogspot.com. e solte o verbo.
    Um abraço,
    Paulo Bettanin.

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  66. Ciao Ruma!!! grazie di essere passata nel mio blog.. e di aver lasciato un commento!!! Qui in pieno inverno.. le tue foto mi fanno pensare alla prossima stagione che non vedo l'ora arrivi! Ho provato a tradurre un pò.. ma qualcosina non l'ho capita.. ma le tue son belle parole davvero! ciao e torna a trovarmi :-)

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  67. Very poetic and beautiful, and bringing a hint of spring to me on this very cold Sunday morning in my snow-covered neighbourhood in Germany.
    Thank you for the kind comment you left on my blog!

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  68. Very beautiful flower pictures, we still have snow and cold,
    Greetings Crissi

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  69. Dear friend,

    your photos are eternally charming
    and your cherry blossoms help to face the hard winter!
    Thank you and good day to you and your family

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  70. Thank you Ruma, this is so beautiful! Keep bringing us more about Japanese traditions!

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  71. Ruma, you are welkom. Your blog is really beautiful. I enjoy too. I come back soon to watch much more
    greetings and a nice day, Dietmut

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  72. so beautiful and lovely photos that opens my heart -

    I thank you for your visit and your lovely words -

    God bless you

    Ruth

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  73. Wow!!! Complimenti per le foto, sono fantastiche!!
    Amo il tuo paese, spero un giorno di poterlo visitare.....nel frattempo sogno a occhi aperti guardando queste meravigliose immagini!!!!
    Ciao e a presto
    ^___^
    Cri

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  74. Wow!! wonderful spring pictures and very poetic story Ruma
    Greetings from Holland,Essi

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  75. Hello, I ... I do not speak your language, but I know many people here on blogger, with different languages ​​and helped me with a translator ... Thank you for the sweet words you left on my blog, I immediately thought of you and thank you to switch. But now, watching your blog, I realize how much sensitivity you have, and I congratulate you for the wonderful images you see here today! leave me speechless ... a big hug!

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  76. hi :) thanks a lot for your comment and for your visit . your photos are so beautiful !
    a very big hug from Italy :D

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  77. As an old wizard
    The big black tree
    Gives to the blue sky
    Its small white stars.

    As usual, your images and your texts are very moving.
    Friendly

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  78. Estas flores anuncian un nuevo tiempo lleno de luz

    Abrazos y buena semana

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  79. Grazie della tua visita al mio blog!Bellissime le foto che sono qui al tuo blog!Baci,Rosetta

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  80. Agradeço a visita em lidacoelho. Obrigado.
    Desejo-te muita saúde e vida.
    Saudades de Portugal

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  81. Beautiful poem ... and beautiful photos... Spring will arrive soon!
    a hug

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  82. Ruma,
    Very timely photos. White Ume flowers blooming against cold winds are encouraging us and telling us spring is coming soon!! Your photos are the harbinger of spring!!
    keiko

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  83. So beautiful flowers and so nice pictures! I like it very much. In Spain we have similar ones. Just in a few weeks the almonds flowers announce that the cold leaves and the spring is near. I like very much that moment.

    Thank you very much for your kind visit to Corazón Futuro and Secretos del Futuro.

    I'm very happy to have known your blog.
    Best wishes for you Ruma!

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  84. Ciao Ruma !
    Thank you for visiting my blog !
    Your photos are very beautiful and poetic !
    A kiss for you !

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  85. Hallo Ruma
    Wunderschöne Bilder,
    Japan ist wunderschön!
    Liebe Grüsse aus der Schweiz
    maggy

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  86. His blog is a celebration of life, a beautiful post, full of love and peace ...
    Thank you for such beauty.
    A HUG.

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  87. Love the shots of these Ume blossoms.
    So deliciously pretty! ^_^

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  88. Hello Ruma! You have a lovely site, more interesting.
    I think that the japanese culture it's amazing.
    I agree your visit to me and i follow you. Kiss!

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  89. Liebe Ruma
    Vielen Dank für deinen Besuch.
    Du bist meine 100 Leserin!!!
    Herzliche Grüsse aus der Schweiz
    Maggy

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  90. delicate blossoms
    soon fade in spring's cool shadow
    to yield summer's fruit

    Thank you, Ruma for your beautiful images.

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  91. 今年もまた梅の花見が楽しみです。大阪にある「咲くやこの花」館は一年中、世界中の花が楽しめるところですが、王仁さんも自身の歌が現代に蘇って喜んでおられることでしょう。

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  92. Que belleza Ruma.
    Cuánta historia entre esos pétalos, cuanto amor por la naturaleza entre las palabras.

    La vida es pura filosofía y usted lo muestra en este post.

    Mis respetos!

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  93. Hello Ruma !
    Over here the beginning of winter looks like springtime and now we are expecting the coming of spring and a very cold winter is arrived suddenly. A couple of weeks with snow and very negative temperatures. Since yesterday the weather has been better.
    Your photos are very beautiful.

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  94. Beautiful pictures and lovely words, Ruma. We are waiting to "wake up" here where I live - no sign of spring yet. Enjoyed the video!

    Have a lovely week!
    Gaby xo

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  95. So pure and fresh!
    I expect spring too!
    Have a nice day!

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  96. No wonder you have 106 comments, my dear friend...your photographs are exquisite. This is my favorite season with the beautiful blossoms you depict so magically. They are such a contrast to the fields of ice and snow...and so different from the dust and dryness I so often encounter here in India.

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  97. · As usual, you make some amazing photos of flowers.

    · hugs

    CR & LMA
    ________________________________
    ·

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  98. !Oh, qué maravilla!, qué fotos más bonitas!!!, sencillamente espectacular.

    Mil besitos.

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  99. Hello! Spring comes! Wonderful photos!

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  100. Ruma, tes photos sont magnifiques...have a nice day

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  101. Your photos are wonderful! Have a nice week-end! ^-^

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  102. Oh, romantic apricot. It´s a lovely pre- spring vision. Hugs.

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  103. Bom fim de semana de Carnaval!
    Beijinhos.
    Brasil

    (⁀‵⁀,) ✿
    .`⋎´✿✿¸.•°
    ✿¸.

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  104. so lovely
    and your images share their beauty in a glorious way.
    thank you ~

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  105. Bellissime immagini!! dolce notte per Te

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  106. Que Deus guie seu caminho hoje e sempre.
    Não se esqueça que ,
    Estou seguindo -te e te amando.
    Um feliz e abençoado Domingo..
    Beijos no coração.
    Evanir...

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  107. Agradeço a sua visita e comentário em Lidacoelho

    O Inverno gelado e ventoso tem os seus segredos como o adormecer das plantas e da natureza para que toda a renovação se faça com mais vida,
    Dentro de cada raiz da árvore está contido o segredo da vida.
    Depois, a seu tempo, é vê-la florir em cada ramo e em cada tronco. Maravilhosas estas flores.

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  108. Your photos are poetic. Always makes me dream of a wonderful world. Happy Sunday. :)

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  109. Dreamy pictures...beautiful thoughts...warm feelings! Have a magic week, my friend :0)!

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  110. Idílicas y armoniosas composiciones, tanto en su forma como contenido y colorido. Enhorabuena.

    Saludos desde Salamanca.

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  111. Wonderful photos my deeresr friend, the spring is coming....
    Very romantic love story!!!
    I send you my love and i wish you a very nice week!
    Thank you
    Best regards

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  112. Let's hope that the flower survives. It's so beautiful!

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  113. Me voici revenu en terre amie avec le plaisir de retrouver ton talent de photographe. Le printemps, sera plus tardif en Normandie mais cela me permet d'y rêver un peu.
    Bravo pour tes photos.

    Roger

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  114. Ola meu amigo, fico encantada com tanta beleza que coloca em seu blog adoro flores e essas são lindas!!! gostei muito das imagens... bjoss em seu coração

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  115. La flor del almendro en todo su esplendor. Bellísimas. Un abrazo

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  116. Hi Ruma,

    You have shown such beautiful Spring blossom, it must be such a wonderful time of the year.
    Have often seen photos of the flowering cherry trees and they look beautiful

    Happy week
    Carolyn

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  117. Hello pile.
    The beautiful flowers of the almond trees.
    The video has left me very cold to see
    as the snow falls, hahaha. Beautiful.
    As always a pleasure to see your
    good job pile.
    Greetings pile.
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    Hola ruma.
    Las flores de los almendros preciosas.
    El vídeo me ha dejado mucho frio de ver
    como cae la nieve, jajajaja. Precioso.
    Como siempre es un placer ver tu
    buen trabajo ruma.
    Saludos ruma.

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  118. The Spring is speaking with the language of flowers! So beautiful!!!

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  119. Hello, lovely blog, it is a pleasure finding you.

    Besos

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  120. I like your work very much! I'll be following you!

    Greetings from The Netherlands (Holland)

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  121. So sad that we western people can't read you, This calligraphy is like a painting to me, these words that I dont understand are beautiful!

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  122. This is my first time I visit here. I like your work, and having all the enjoy here keep up the good work.

    Thank You
    www.rnbresearch.com

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  123. ME PARECEN DIVINAS LAS FOTOS!!!!!!!
    ESE TIPO DE FLORES ME ENCANTAN TENGO EN MI BLOG UN CUADRO Y UN CABECERO...
    ME ENCANTAN.
    SALUDITOS

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