April 16, 2011

Nothing Lasts Forever, Sakura・・・・

It is said there are more than 300 or even 400 different varieties of Sakura or cherry trees in Japan.  Some flowers of them have already fallen and others have just started to bloom. Petals of Sakura floating in water are admired as 花筏-flower raft. The flower rafts and a reflection of Sakura are on a pond.

While time passing, the reflection is changing and the flower rafts look different.
The flower rafts also tell us the transience of time -  nothing lasts forever. 

This is an aesthetic beauty made by the cooperation of light and Sakura.

Here is my secret place where scarcely people visit to view Sakura,
so I monopolize this view!!.

 

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27 comments:

  1. Hi,snow white.
    The refletion of Sakura on a pond is attractive!
    The best time to enjoy sakura has gone. It remains something sad in our hearts.Thank you for sharing your photos.

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  2. Your photos are wonderful, very romantic, like poems in pictures.Great!

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  3. truly beautiful reflections and tones in your images...awesome work, Snow White!

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  4. Superb captures, Snow White, as always! I agree with Malyss, they are indeed very romantic and like poems in pictures! Thanks as always for your visits/comments to my blog!! Have a beautiful weekend!

    Sylvia

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  5. Snowwhite, the first one is gorgeous ! There is something so melancolical, in those petals floating on this troubled reflection... Exquisite piece of art !

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  6. Very beautiful - the blossom goes so soon from the trees and then from the water.

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  7. 400 variety in sakura tree is just mindboggling. The reflections are captured very nicely.

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  8. Stunning images,the subject co-creating with the the photographer. We are so fortunate to have this cycle of the seasons,knowing that all being well the cherry trees will bloom again next Spring.

    Your header picture is also lovely!

    Thanks for sharing....happy weekend Snowwhite!

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  9. You express so well both in words and photos the transience of Nature's gifts and beauty. I'm glad you took us along to your secret place. We won't tell anybody!

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  10. A vain cherry tree.
    A vain reflection.
    Both are mysterious fusion.

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  12. I find your post today so haunting and beautiful. Sakura is the one Japanese song elementary students in US learn....it came immediately to mind.
    So gentle, poetic, so touching.

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  13. The petals are so delicate. I love the first shot. It's like a painting.

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  14. Thank you for a wonderful photograph.

    Therefore, you may be a thing to spend your important time.
    However, it may be a thing to give one peaceful o'clock to people who visit.

    I'm sorry. As for me, I can speak English only a little

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  15. Beautiful colors, pure delicacy, a deliciously exquisite beauty. Excellent texture

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  16. Absolutely beautiful photography & reflections... both in word & image.
    I can't believe people hardly visit here, it's so lovely.

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  17. What an enchanting place and you have captured it beautifully.

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  18. Beautiful reflections! Mickie :)

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  19. ooh !! I like this beautiful serie !! Bravo :))

    Bye**

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  20. Thank you for visiting my post on the Praying Mantis. I agree with your comment -- I like that one best also. Your comment led me to your wonderful blog. I have fallen in love with some of your photos of the cherry blossoms and the deer. They are beautiful. You can count on my returning often.

    You and your fellow countrymen also have my sincere prayers for the recovery of your homeland and the health and welfare of its people.

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  21. Sadly cherry blossom time is ephemeral. I guess that's why we appreciate it so much when it's here. Lovely shots, Snow White.

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  22. these are most beautiful. I'm not sure that I could choose a favorite, but the reflections are extraordinary. thanks for visiting my blog, I'm honored. have a wonderful week SnowWhite.

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  23. very beautiful reflection. I mean, cherry floating in the water, coupled with the reflection of the sky. waw, beautiful pond. ^^

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  24. Your photos are so poetic and beautiful! I think the top two would look great framed and hanging on a wall.

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  25. Beautiful refections in the water. I especially like the first one.

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