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Friday, February 1, 2013

Scent of spring apricot with " Elegant " Japanese calligraphy






February is the season of Japanese apricot.
Its color and aroma.

They are wrapped in Japan.






The gardener carefully pruned them every year.
It is delicate appearance and shape that nature and human being fused.

We take good care of everything.






Even as for not only the light but also the shade.
Is this fragrance handed down to you?

From Down Under.



冬ながら  空より花の  ちりくるは
  雲のあなたは  春にやあるらむ
   清原 深養父 (生没年不詳 平安時代中期)

Though it's winter  flowers have been fluttering  from the sky 
  the other side of the cloud  Wouldn't it spring?    
   Kiyohara no Fukayabu   (dates unknown about  Heian period 9-10th century)






   "雅" (ga, or miyabiyaka). It is translated as elegant, graceful, refined, etc.
   This character is written by Kanzi, Semi-cursive script.

   Etymology : Phono-semantic compound
    phonetic 牙 (tooth) + semantic 隹 (bird)

   
   Birdsong, flap.
   The person came attracted by them from old days.

   The combination of flower and bird is the source of the art.
   The arrival of the season occurs to my heart.


     草分けの 貧乏家や 梅の花
       小林 一茶 (1763 - 1827)

     weeds grew thick  in poverty house  flower of plum
       Kobayashi Issa (1763 - 1827)




 梅の花  それとも見えず  久方の
  天霧る雪の  なべて降れれば
    よみびとしらず  古今和歌集

 flower of the plum  cannot be distinguished  in the distance  
   white snow falls  all over the sky
     author is unknown  Kokin Wakashū 






98 comments:

  1. How I long for spring such views, greet

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  2. So beautiful photoes of the aprikos flowers! I can not feel the scent, but I can imagine it :)
    Have a nice blooming!

    Regards Marit

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  3. Son unas fotografías y unos textos preciosos.
    Un abrazo.

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  4. Very intersting photos.
    In Poland is cold and gloomy. Nothing grows. It's too cold for plants.
    Regards Ania

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  5. Ruma, I learn so much from your posts. Thank you. My parrot, Birdie, watches while I blog, and he loved your video too. My daffodil bulbs are rising from the ground so I think spring is coming here too.

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  6. Beautiful and elegant - as always. Enjoy the beautiful flowers! Here in Sweden it is still winter, but in a months time or so ... :-)

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  7. Hi Ruma

    Thanks for this wonderful post....... i like these blossom colors very much,
    i can almost smell it.

    Greetings, Joop

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  8. Thanks for this sight over that wonderful landscape.

    A warm hug from Barcelona.

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  9. Son maravillosos los albaricoque japonés, por su colorido y aroma, por aquí la primavera está todavía muy lejos, un abrazo.

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  10. さくらの花

    is the snows of spring

    Best wishes for new year for you and the Japanese people

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  11. Wow Ruma...it's a real gift this post..all these soft and tender colors..you put some hope in my heart..spring is not so far now..here it's cold for the moment ..winter is present always..
    Send you my friendship Ruma and all my best thoughts..

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  12. Es precioso el vídeo, una maravilla para los sentidos esa explosión de color a través de tanta variedad de flores.
    Preciosas fotografías, tu sensibilidad sabe captar la belleza.
    Un cálido abrazo Ruma desde Spain.


    It's beautiful video, a marvel for the senses that explosion of color through such a variety of flowers.
    Beautiful pictures, your sensitivity to capture the beauty known.

    A warm hug from Spain Ruma.

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  13. Es una maravilla contemplar esta floración, todo un mundo de sensaciones que se abren ante nuestros ojos y toda la sensibilidad para atraparlos en unas cuantas fotografías ¡bellas imágenes y bello mensaje en las palabras!
    Un abrazo.

    It is wonderful to contemplate this bloom, a world of sensations that open our eyes and sensitivity to catch them all in a few pictures beautiful pictures and beautiful message in words!
    A hug.

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  14. i loe this, i woudl lie to visit that place ;)

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  15. Miło poznać kolejny znak i zobaczyć piękne kwitnące drzewa. To radość dla oczu, bo u nas jest biało. Pozdrawiam.
    Nice to see another character and see the beautiful flowering trees. It is a joy for the eyes, because with us is white. Yours.

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    1. Hi, Ruma!
      Coming here is always a feast for my eyes, thank you for sharing such beautiful images.
      Have a nice Friday.
      Tereza

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  17. Bellissime foto complimenti, un saluto dall'Italia, Angelo.

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  18. 2月には、雄大な木々。
    飽くことを知らないこのポストをありがとう.

    Greetings from Turkey

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  19. Olá!
    Estas imagens são de rara beleza! Adorei olhá-las atentamente.
    As flores estão um espanto...
    Saudações.
    M. Emília

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  20. Wunderschöne Bilder mein Freund!

    Grüsse aus der Schweiz

    Hans-Peter

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  21. Wonderful images, they are really delicious!!
    Have a nice day!

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  22. Hello Ruma,
    thank you for this wonderful post! I love spring with beautiful colors!
    All the best for you and best wishes
    Crissi

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  23. Hi Ruma...

    very nice colors...
    Spring...great, we still have to wait a little while..
    compliments for your Photos

    Greetings Nieske

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  24. Hi Ruma!!!! I like so much colours and flowers you have shown. Many beautiful flowers and nice colours in February!!!! Kisses and hugs from the sunny but cold Spain.

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  25. Hello Ruma. It 'nice when winter is about to become spring.
    Your words and your photos bring me into the spirit of this change, which mysteriously happens, just when winter appears to have won everything!
    Warmly,Rita.

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  26. Beautiful ! for some time Now I have missed your work which I love so much

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  27. Magnifiques ! Merci beaucoup :)

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  28. oh! so beautiful blossom!
    thanks for sharing!

    xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

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  29. Dear Ruma, So lovely and how with such love and awe was this stunning tree formed by nature and human working together. We can and sometimes do take good care of things. I love the words "flowers have been fluttering . . . from the sky . . . the other side of the cloud. All so very beautiful in images and thoughts. Best wishes to you from chilly Massachusetts. Carol

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  30. Fotografías llenas de belleza; transmiten en excelente aroma de la Primavera.
    Como su significado la Caligrafía es muy elegante.
    Espero te vaya todo bien. Feliz fin de semana.
    Un abrazo.
    Ramón

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  31. Wonderful post!

    Have a nice weekend! ; )

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  32. Stunning captures! The beauty of Japan comes alive through your blog.
    Have a nice weekend Ruma :)

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  33. もう梅の頃なんですね。新年から風邪であまり外出しなかったので、春の知らせがとても嬉しく思います。ピンクの梅の香が遠く佐賀県から届きました。有難うございました。

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  34. Charming and beautiful pictures. The flowers are ravishing! Amazing the landscape and the order and beauty expressed by the work of man nicely melted with nature. Wonderful Japan, as usual!

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  35. You bring so much beauty to this blog. I thank you for this...

    I feel myself walking amoungst these beautiful trees. I feel the warmth coming from them.

    Yes the light and shade goes hand in hand and reminds me to slow down and take notice to my surroundings.

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  36. As usual,as every Spring, your photos are fantastic.

    · hugs

    · CR · & · LMA ·


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  37. I didi'nt know this flowers appears in february. Good colors.

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  38. Ruma, so nice the colours of spring. I enjoy the flowers. Beautiful images, well done, as usual. Warm greetings from Holland, Dietmut

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  39. Cieszę się, że nie ścinacie wiśni i rosną takie gigantyczne. U nas ludzie hodują je dla własnych potrzeb a nie dla ich urody.
    Pozdrawiam.

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  40. Tout en délicatesse....
    Have a inspired week !
    Anna

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  41. Son maravillosos los albaricoque japonés, por su colorido y aroma, por aquí la primavera está todavía muy lejos, un abrazo.


    Gibson Guitars

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  42. Il y avait longtemps que je n'avais pas vue tes magnifiques images, bravo et bonne continuation !

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  43. Ruma - nature is so great - using such beauty to tell us that the cold harsh times are all but gone for the year and the beauty of spring not far away. Thanks for sharing such beauty of the landscape. B

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  44. They are great photos, I love them. That wonderful nature! ... The colors are spectacular.

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  45. Muy bello ese árbol en sus tonalidades rosa y blanco, me encanta... Un gran abrazo Ruma!~~

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  46. I love the photo which shows far away mountains over the branch of Japanese apricot blooming so brightly.

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  47. 自然は人間が自然の摂理にかなった適切な補助ができるときに最高の美をもたらしてくれる気がします。いつも感動をありがとうございます。最後の写真は特に好きです。

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  48. I thought it was going to be some boring old post, but it really compensated for my time. I will post a link to this page on my blog. I am sure my visitors will locate that extremely useful.
    Informal Sports

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  49. Légers si légers
    les pétales parfumés
    que le vent emporte

    ✿ ✿ ✿

    C'est juste le début du Printemps qui tient ses promesses! L'espoir est-il donc si important pour les humains?
    Comment pourrions nous survivre autrement?

    Merci Ruma ♡

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  50. Oooo what beauty!!!
    What wonderful photos spring!
    And calligraphy is stunning!
    Many greetings my dear friend

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  51. Simply breath-taking. So beautiful!

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  52. Aivan huisaisevan kaunista. Todella kaunis kevät. Kiitos Ruma.

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  53. 特に2番目のお写真がは素晴らしいです!! 人間が季節をわすれても、毎年忠実に春を知らせてくれる梅の花が何ともいとおしくなります。
    keiko

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  54. Just passing by to say Hello. Have a wonderful week ahead Ruma :)

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  55. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! These are some of the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen, they made my day :)

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  56. Gracias por este trozo de maravillosa naturaleza.

    un abrazo

    fus

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  57. Thanks for your kind comments Ruma...... i appreciate that very much

    i'am glad you like my other blog " Photo's in big size "

    warm greetings from Holland, Joop

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  58. Hello Ruma,
    such beautiful, charming photos spring.
    ありがとうございました!
    All the best and love from Germany
    Crissi

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  59. So gorgeous, fresh and poetic...
    Best regards from France,

    Pierre

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  60. The flowers and their photos are wonderful, ruma! Thank you for sharing!

    Greetings from Romania!
    Traveling Hawk

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  61. º° ✿彡
    Olá, amiga!
    Essas flores são tão poéticas e aromáticas!
    Estou encantada com a tonalidade das flores da 2ª foto.
    Bom fim de semana.
    Beijinhos do Brasil.
    ✿ °•.¸
    ¸.•°♡⊱彡

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  62. Good morning friend ... Beautiful images. The video is great. Here soon also be the cherry blossoms.
    good weekend.
    a hug.

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  63. Hello!
    Delicious blog!
    Fantastic photos.
    I am delighted.
    It is beautiful on you.
    I greet the Polish far.
    Lucia

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  64. Hello Ruma.
    Precious and magical words, beautiful images, and the video is wonderful all together, pictures and music, thank you for this lovely gift.
    Have a very nice weekend.
    Love Ambar

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  65. Hello Ruma,
    very, very beautiful pictures!
    Peace and success

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  66. Gorgeous landscape with these apricot trees.
    Wonderful aroma and color.
    hugs

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  67. Hello dear!
    i did not know your blog, it's great!
    you have a new follower, follow me back?

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  68. Hi, Ruma! Beautiful color!!! The preference of my grand daughter!! She always smiles when seeing this color!!

    Everything is so charming around here... Real blessings from Japan! Thank you!

    WARM HUGS!

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  69. º° ✿彡
    Olá, amiga!

    Bom domingo! Boa semana!
    Beijinhos do Brasil
    ✿ °•.¸
    ¸.•°♡⊱彡

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  70. Ruma fabulosa estas entrada feliz domingo
    es un placer pasar por su blog Saludos desde Abstracción texto y Reflexión

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  71. Je m'associe à ta joie, cher Ruma, de vivre un tel spectacle et je te remercie de nous le faire partager par tes magnifiques photos.

    Roger

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  72. Absolutely beautiful, Ruma. Thank you for sharing the apricot blossom

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  73. Already? They are gorgeous!
    All the best!
    From Romania - Melly

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  74. ♪♫º♫♫º
    Olá, amiga!

    Passei apenas para te saudar.
    ღ°Bom fim de semana! ♪♫º

    ♪♫♫º Beijinhos.
    ♪♫º Brasil.♪♫♫º
    ♫♪•.

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  75. Konnichiwa, Ruma! :-)

    Such delicate flowers! An explosion of colors and fragrance. Beautiful! :-)
    Great shots!

    Greetings from Norway, Irén

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  76. Beautiful
    Good.Creations
    See you soon

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  77. Quelles merveilleuses photos que ces arbres en fleurs qui annoncent le printemps!! Ces fleurs sont si délicates et si poétiques,et ont l'air si fragiles. Bises de Toulouse

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  78. Amazing photos and colours. Love the first one ie really beautiful.

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  79. 2番目のお写真、なんとも素晴らしい。日本の昭和を思い起こさせます。
    Green Tomato

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  80. Elegance, fragance... and full beauty!
    have a great day.

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  81. Your photos are absolutely beautiful!

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  82. RUMA,

    thank you for your very nice comment!
    I admire your beautiful photos and flowers.
    Lucia

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  83. Excelentes fotografias de belas flores....
    Cumprimentos

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  84. RUNA


    Lágrima

    Lágrima marota
    Cai no meu rosto
    E vai rolando...
    De mansinho...
    Por toda a cara...
    Vai saboreando...
    E vai deixando
    Um pouco de água
    Um pouco de sal...

    Sal de amargura...
    Mas que é necessário...
    E, assim vou ficando
    Com o rosto mais doce...
    Com o rosto molhado
    E vou sentindo...
    Lágrima marota.
    O teu rolar...
    E vou gostando...
    Que te sirvas de mim
    Para te acostares...
    E quando quiseres
    Podes voltar!...

    LILI LARANJO


    Depois de limpar a minha lagrima coloco um sorriso e deixo-te um beijo com muito carinho...

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  85. Meu Anjo..
    sempre que eu puder estarei juntinho de você.
    Eu sei sou uma Indomável Sonhadora além de amar ser blogueira,
    e acima de tudo o carinho que tenho
    por você é infinito.
    Hoje estou passando em todos os blogs que eu conseguir passar
    sinto saudades de cada amiga(o) por isso estou fazendo o melhor que posso fazer.
    Com o meu coração pesado de tristeza e angústia,
    por não conseguir fazer tudo quanto gostaria .
    Mesmo assim agradeço ao grande Pai Maior
    ainda que do jeito mais humildade consegui vir até
    seu blog para desejar um abençoado final de semana.
    Um feliz Domingo.
    Beijos paz e luz,,Evanir.



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  86. ✿✿彡

    Bom domingo!
    Boa semana!
    Beijinhos do Brasil
    ¸.•°✿✿彡

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  87. So very beautiful! I can't wait for spring. I'm ready for some color. :)

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  88. Have a very good week ahead Ruma. Hugs.

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  89. la lumière du * printemps * au japon, je ne connais pas. J'ai toujours voyagé en automne.

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  91. so very lovely to see your photographs and to see flowers
    my flowers are in the form of ice crystals at the moment ;-)

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  92. Amazing captures!!!
    Casi puedo olerlas! ;D

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  93. So nice pictures, spring is my favourite season!! <3

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