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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Weeping Japanese apricot with " Beauty " Japanese calligraphy




The color and the appearance is elegant.
It's like a messenger of spring.

Blooming has begun.





Gardener spent long years in pruning. 
for its small period. 

Light scent wraps us....





During few thousand years, apricot was the flower on behalf of Japan.
Many Waka has been dedicated to it.

To the crystal of the beauty



紅に 色をば変へて 梅の花  香ぞことごとに 匂はざりける
紀 貫之 (872 – 945)    後撰和歌集

to rouge  change the color  apricot blossom   scent will come floating around each 
Ki no Tsurayuki (872 – 945)  Gosen Wakashū




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"美"(bi, or utsukusii) It is translated as Beauty.
This character is written by Kanzi, Semi-cursive script.

Etymology :  羊 (sheep)  +  大 (big, great)

The sheep has the meaning of the animal of the sacrifice with it used as a gift in religious service.
This letter may have expressed the beauty of the religious service.


梅の花 匂の深く 見えつるは  春の隣の ちかきなりけり
三統元夏 (? – ?)    拾遺和歌集

Flowering apricot  deep scent  I can feel   next to spring  approaching itslf   
Santou Genka (? – ?)  Shūi Wakashū







梅が香を たよりの風や 吹つらん  春めづらしく 君がきませる
平兼盛 (? –991)      後拾遺和歌集

scent of apricot  such as mail  wind is blowing   curiously thing  You visited in spring
Taira no Kanemori (? –991)  Goshūi Wakashū





Apricot is the blessed tree as the myrtle. And it may be similar.


いとすぎは、いばらに代って生え、ミルトスの木は、おどろに代って生える。これは主の記念となり、また、とこしえのしるしとなって、絶えることはない。
旧約聖書 イザヤ書 55章13節

Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree; and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to Yahweh for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.  
Old Testament Isaiah 55:13


God bless you.


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79 comments:

  1. No earthly spectacle greet with us already beginning to spring bulb flowers bloom first.

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  2. Maravillosas y espectaculares fotografías sobre la antesala de la primavera.
    Abrazos.

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  3. What are the thoughts of flowers when they open each new spring and they see what men have done in the past year?
    Beautiful pictures!
    Smile from Ep'

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  4. Marvellous trees Ruma! Your pictures are always enchanting me!
    Have a nice week-end. Renata - ontanoverde.

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  5. câtă frumuseţe! când va sosi şi la mine primăvara aceasta atât de voioasă ? îţi doresc multă sănătate, Ruma!

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  6. Beautiful pictures of blooming trees...Springs is coming...finally here...
    Have a beautiful weekend !
    Anna

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  7. Gracias ruma por tu huella amiga y comentario en
    El blog de MA en el día de la mujer.Mujer... Mujeres igualdad...
    Ni esclavas,ni sumisas. Libres.

    Amorosa flor
    Brotado en racimos
    das dulces frutos.
    Haiku de MA.

    Abrazos fraternos de MA.

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  8. Fantastiques contrastes avec le bleu du ciel
    Amitiés de France

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  9. Thank you once again Ruma for your beautiful posts. A moment of zen for me - the beauty, the words, kanzi, the photos... It is like a little vacation for me.

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  10. HOLA AMIGO RUMA !!!! TU PAIS SI NORMALMENTE ES BONITO, EN ESTA EPOCA YA CERCANA LA PRIMAVERA, TIENE QUE SER UN ESTALLIDO DE BELLEZA NATURAL.
    COMO ME GUSTARIA CONOCER EL PAIS.... MUCHAS GRACIAS POR TU VISITA, Y SALUDOS AMIGO.

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  11. Preciosas y alegres fotografías que nos acercan a esa explosión de flores tan tradicionales.- Besicos.

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  12. W Polsce też pięknie kwitną wiśnie, jednak japońskie są najpiękniejsze na świecie.

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  13. Spring is so sweet...
    Have a nice week-end.

    Leeloo from France !

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  14. Que lindas flores, são realmente presentes de Deus, que nos deixa mais felizes sempre que vemos.
    Feliz por compartilhar .
    bjos

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  15. I love these beautiful flowers! I like those colors!

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  16. Hallo Ruma,
    die Blütenpracht ist wunderschön. Herrliche Frühlingsbilder, wie man sie hier nicht zu sehen bekommt.
    Gruß, Anette

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  17. Spectacular!!!! Loved!!!
    God bless you too!
    Hugs and love.

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  18. Nice captures. Thanks for sharing. My favorite Chinese poems are as follows. 真理似寒梅 敢侵風雪開。 新島襄。  代悲白頭翁 古人無復洛城東 今人還対落花風 
    年年歳歳花相似 歳歳年年人不同 寄言全盛紅顔子 應憐半死白頭翁 此翁白頭真可憐 伊昔紅顔美少年。 劉希夷

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  19. Wow!you write so beautiful!and such lovely apricot tree:))I have never seen such a tree before..such a joy!and whatyou tell from the old bible..i thought nobody took the time to lookat it any more..thank you for wise words Ruma❀

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  20. Una belleza de fotografías y de vídeo.
    Gracias por ofrecernos este hermoso post.
    Una abrazo
    Sor.Cecilia

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  21. Boa Noite.
    Hoje tão somente hoje quero deixar de alguma forma meu
    carinho a todos que sempre dedicou um dia de carinho para mim .
    Meu desejo seria retribuir de alguma forma tudo que aprendi na vida e nos últimos anos
    como um grito de amor nesse dia Internacional da Mulher.
    Rogo a Deus por todos as mulheres que ainda sofre em todo o Mundo.
    Pela falta de compreensão , discriminação pela raça , pela cor , pela classe social
    pela mutilação .
    Que nesse Dia você possa olhar para dentro de si mesmo e dar
    graças a Deus pela vida ter sido generosa ,
    pois a mim você sempre deu carinho afeto e companheirismo .
    Quando estava prestes a desistir, lembrei-me.
    Tinha a maior riqueza do mundo sua (Amizade)
    Hoje deixo essa mensagem independente de ser amiga ou amigo.
    Eu preciso muito da sua amizade e capacidade
    de aceitar - me como sou quero sim
    sua amizade esse sim é o presente que peço nesse Dia Internacional Da Mulher .
    Com todo carinho saberei recompensar sua amizade com o mais puro amor
    que existe dentro do meu coração.
    Deixo nesse dia beijos no coração e afagos na Alma.
    Deixei na postagem um mimo encontre o que você gostar é minha gratidão
    por tudo que representa na minha vida.
    Carinhosamente.Evanir.

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  22. wow what sharpness and how colorful spectacular, with the contrast of the sky.
    In Spain soon come Spring.
    A big hug :)

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  23. Hello Ruma,

    Wonderful post full of beauty and poetry.
    I was delighted with the images and video.
    Thanks for your visit.

    Hug.

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  24. love ruma,
    thank you for the wonderful film, the wonderful pictures and the gentle music that caresses the soul
    I'll send you my best greetings - God bless you -

    Ruth

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  25. belli scatti primaverili, grazie!

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  26. Calligraphie de la nature et magnifique éclosion printanière !!! Merci Ruma !

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  27. Ruma, such lovely pictures ! Spectacular, simply beautiful !
    Japanese apricot, what beautiful flowers !
    You are a genius Ruma, these are totally captivating captures. How lucky of you in Japan enjoying these magnificent scenery all around in approaching spring ! Great, thanks for sharing these with us too :)
    Your blog is superb !
    Thanks
    Rajiv
    www.magnificentdewdrops.blogspot.com
    www.magicalpresent.blogspot.com

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  28. El blooming es un milagro anual que embelesa. Saludos desde España-

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  29. Me gusta lo que transmites en tus fotografías.
    Enhorabuena.

    Un saludo desde España.

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  30. Cudownie wyglądają gałęzie drzew z mnóstwem pięknych kwiatów. Pozdrawiam serdecznie.
    The trees look wonderful with lots of beautiful flowers. Yours sincerely.

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  31. Excelentes imágenes con unos contrastes muy bellos entre esas flores tan bonitas y con ese color tan intenso y esos cielos con ese azul tan intenso y profundo, gran trabajo fotográfico y muy buena la eleccíon de esas imágenes acompañadas de una excelente música, un abrazo desde España.

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  32. very beautiful Ruma and cheers

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  33. Very, very beautiful pictures, and your words are, too!
    Have a nice time, thank you so much!

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  34. Welcome Ruma!
    Marvelous pictures.
    Flowering trees look fabulous.
    Thank you very much, thanks to you that I can watch the wonders of nature.
    I wish you a nice week.
    I send greetings.
    Lucia

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  35. Wonderful images Ruma.. the pruning of a blossom tree is an art with exquisite reward.

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  36. Ruma, these pictures make sunday a better day.

    A big hug

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  37. So very beautiful! I hope to see these blossoms in person one day. :)

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  38. Gracias por mostrarnos tanta belleza.

    Saludos

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  39. I love very much your springy shots. You are a big artist. God bless you.!! Have a nice new week.
    Erika from Italy

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  40. Qué hermosa primavera estas disfrutando ruma,
    Un afectuoso saludo para ti.,

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  41. Dear friend Ruma,
    Great shots from you. Congratulations.

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  42. Obrigada por seu carinho, visita e comentário em meu Blog... O seu blog é muito carregado de boas energias...as suas imagens, dá-me paz. Beijos e muitos carinhos meus.

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  43. I like spring. Beautiful are the flowers of apricot. I love pink and white colours. I greeting.

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  44. Preciosa caligrafía de la Naturaleza que has sabido captar con elegancia!. Besotesss

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  45. Magnificent photos!
    A beautiful look! hug

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  46. Wonderful images. Very artistically presented.

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  47. La cultura és universal,pero cada persona tiene una forma de adquirirla
    Celebro te sigan guastando mis fantasias
    Saludos

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  48. Τι ομορφιά είναι αυτή αγαπημένη μου φίλη Ruma!!!
    Οι φωτογραφίες σου είναι υπέροχες, η καλλιγραφία, το πρόβατο που συμβολίζει την θυσία και το βίντεο!!!
    Ευχαριστώ πάρα πολύ που τα μοιράστηκες μαζί μας!
    Σου στέλνω την αγάπη μου!

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  49. I adore the colour of those Apricot blossoms... and the Myrtle blossoms, too!
    :) A lovely Day to you!

    Follow the Royal Peach

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  50. What a beauty! Spring is still far here in Switzerland. I am looking forward to it though.

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  51. Great images. I love those flowers. Spring is beautiful.

    · hugs

    · CR · & · LMA ·


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  52. They are beautiful branches. The branches have so much flowers. Also old trees have blossoms and then that old age is not pretty. Always glad to be visiting your blog. Many greetings from Bohemia.
    I remember with you on the third anniversary of the earthquake disaster. It not supposed to happen.

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  53. Ruma - thousands of years and so they continue to faithfully share their beauty - nature is generous - maybe we could follow its example. Peace. B

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  54. Overwhelmed with emotions… I just posted my little Prunus Mume and dreaming of Japan… and by chance I find you in Jampy's blog…
    Thank you very much for all this.
    Flora

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  55. It's pure beauty, indeed, and you captured it all in your photos. Thank you, ruma, for bringing us the beauty of the world!

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  56. Comme la nature est belle et tu as su en saisir un fragment. Bravo !

    Cordialement !

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  57. Hello my friend Ruma, thanks for the beauty of your post! Nature is wonderful, those trees are a dream! What stunning color those blossons have! Thanks for sharing all this!
    Happy Spring!
    Big Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  58. Hello, Ruma!
    Enchanting pictures full of inspiration! I wish I knew how to say "spring" in Japanese. In all European languages the word sounds refreshing.
    A smile from Russia!

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  59. Poesía en imágenes.
    Me gusta, son fotografías llenas de sensibilidad.

    Un saludo, Ángel

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  60. Ah les abricot, j edn avais un, mais il a gelé, j ai planté un prunier. Les photos sont de toute beauté.
    Amicalement Latil

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  61. Hello dear Ruma. What a blessing your photos are it makes me dream about how the sacred wood is on the threshold of beauty.
    Have a beautiful day.....
    love and light to you and I am sending you a light Hug haha.

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  62. Preciosa primavera en Japón, el color invade la campiña con su magia creando belleza alrededor.

    Un cálido saludo Ruma. Desde Spain

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  63. Feliz dia da poesia e que ela esteja sempre presente em sua vida.

    Beijos
    An

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  64. spring in Japan is really beautiful Ruma. Have a nice weekend, Dietmut

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  65. A primavera com todo o se esplendor...
    Bom domingo.
    Beijo.
    Nita

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  66. ✿⊱°•


    Bom domingo!
    Beijinhos.
    °✿
    ✿.√¸.••✿

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  67. 奈良でのバレンタインの大雪以来どこにもでかけておらず梅見もまだですが、ブログ訪問で楽しませていただいております。ピンクの枝垂れ梅も美しいですが、最後の白梅は存在感がありますね。九州も大雪だったようで、前ポストの梅と雪のコラボが素晴らしい、梅は雪もやさしい陽光も似合います。

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  68. "En lugar del espino crecerá el ciprés ...." Is 55.13 ...palabras de Vida eterna ...una señal imborrable de la mano de Dios que obra con tanta belleza en la Naturaleza...como lo que he disfrutado hoy en estas hermosas fotografías habladas con palabras de sabiduría ....reconfortadas además con hermosa música y video ..
    Muy hermoso como siempre Ruma , felicitaciones y gracias por darme oportunidad de compartir su hermosa página
    Un fuerte abrazo desde Chile
    Cristina

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  69. Oi, mitä kauniita, upeita kuvia ♥

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  70. Hello Ruma !
    It is so beautiful.
    I love any messenger of spring.

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  71. Hi, Ruma!
    Happy first day of spring! ^_^

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  72. しだれ梅、美しく又力強いです。私も淡路島の有名なしだれ梅を見に行ってきました。奈良ではお水取りが終わると春が来るといわれてますが、今日は寒い一日でした。
    Have a nice weekend!

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