Sunday, March 28, 2010

Today's Flowers #86: Japanese Garden II

This is the scene from the East Garden of Japanese Imperial Palace in Tokyo. It was a beautiful spring day when I (Grace) visited the garden in February this year. The season was too early for the famous cherry blossom (the cherry blossom season just peaked this week). These are ume flowers, Prunus mume (梅花, also known as Japanese apricot or Chinese plum).

It comes in two colors, here are the white ones.

And these are pink-red ones.

They look so nice against the crystal blue sky.

This camellia tree must be over 100 years old.

It is covered with big red clusters of flowers.

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14 comments:

amatamari© said...

A fantastic series!

vincibene said...

Wonderful series! Gorgeous blossoms!

EG Wow said...

I LOVE all the blossoms! They are truly beautiful.

i beati said...

Just marvelous sandy

Denise said...

Lovely photos Grace. The cherry blossoms are flowering in Washington DC right now. I have seen news clips on them. Thanks for sharing such beautiful blooms with us. Have a great week.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

I prefer the pink P. mume and have one here. It is just starting to bloom.

Regina said...

Beautiful blooms.
Wonderful captures!

Kathy said...

Stunning photos of the fruit blossoms and the camelias. Thanks for sharing.

lazyclick said...

Beautiful garden of pretty flowers.

Jama said...

Gorgeous flowers! with the sudden rain here after the prolong sunny days, the blooms in some trees are producing mass flower.

Barbara said...

I could spend hours in that garden. Beautiful series of captures

Arija said...

Beautiful and sooo Japanesy.

Prizler Photography said...

Love your photos. Love your blog! (and the tutorial)
Thanks for sharing with all of us!

Johnny Nutcase said...

these are beautiful shots, you're right - those blooms against the blue sky are gorgeous! Great post!

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