April 09, 2011

Reflection, Sakura, Sakura・・・・

At last, cherry blossom season visited Nara and Kyoto. After prolong wintry chill had tightened the buds of Sakura (cherry blossom),  Spring Goddess came to us. All on a sudden, the cherry trees began to burst into bloom. One felt as if he or she could meet a lover who had kept him or her waiting for a long time.

In Kyoto, I saw these mystical  reflections on the surface of water of a trench. The cherry trees were lit up.  The actual scenery was more and more beautiful, yes, more than 100 times!! People were bewitched and just gazed at them.


A wind makes ripples.
reflections and fallen petals on the trench

 In Japan, Sakura,cherry blossom, is synonymous with the word "flower".   Now, the cherry blossom front is travelling northward and will arrive at the Northern Japan, the stricken area soon. May Sakura bring the people energy, courage and consolation.

                                                                after rain

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17 comments:

  1. These are really lovely pictures.
    Good to see you back blogging!

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  2. Superb captures and reflections as always and it is indeed wonderful to see your post for the day! Hope you are doing well. I have been holding good thoughts for you and my many friends in Japan! Have a good weekend!

    Sylvia

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  3. What a poetic post! i love it!

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  4. Fantastic shots with perfect timing.

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  5. I wish I could visit your country one day when Sakura blooms! It's incredible view!
    Have a great weekend!

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  6. I'm so glad to see you back on tacks ! hoping for the best, even if everything is so sad actually, I send you much loves from France...

    And now, about your pictures : I love them ! Great idea to renew the traditional hanami, indeed !

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  7. Your cherry blossoms herald the new life of spring. Your captures are beautiful - I like thinking of the people of Japan enjoying them and feeling hope.

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  8. The sakura has always been my most favourite thing. They are such a thing of fleeting beauty. Like you I pray the sakura brings your people new energy and hope. Love and hugs. xx

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  9. I am glad you are back and I do hope you and yours are doing well...these are exquisite images of the beautiful sakura! The reflections are so beautiful and the rainy image is special...I do hope the trees bring hope to those in the north...take care =)

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  10. These are really beautiful images,I love the water droplet on the blossom in the last photo.

    Enjoy your weekend!

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  11. Hello, Snowwhite.
    As Forest Dream weaver says,the water droplet on the blossom is beautiful! I took photos of moisured cherry blossoms nearby playground after the rain yesterday.

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  12. Those are fabulous shots--so beautiful and creative. Lovely, lovely work. Mickie :)

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  13. There is so much to like about these pictures. The beautiful colors and reflections at night truly are amazing!

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  14. Your photos are stunning and surely it is time for renewal and a fresh beginning. I am praying for you and for all of Japan.

    Bises,
    Genie

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  15. What stunning photos. There is something in the beauty of these blossoms which lift the spirit of people everywhere.

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