Mountain sakura a-blooming…

Good morning from Calgary, Canada…
Am now here, visiting the University of Calgary for some business…
The temperature is minus one degree… not too bad although it snowed two days ago…

Anyway, before leaving home last Sunday (25th), had the privilege to enjoy viewing the blooms of our 山桜 Yamazakura or literally, Mountain Sakura or Wild Sakura, if you like…

‘Mountain’ or ‘Wild’ in that, they grow ‘naturally’ on their own accord along the lower end of the slopes of our property…
There are three yamazakuras at our place, and this one is the first to bloom…

The flower is no doubt, pretty, but for me, the pink shades of the bud waiting to bloom, is perhaps somewhat more ‘titillating’ to the senses… no?

Advertisements

About Lrong

Gardening, I adore... Photography, I cherish... Scuba diving, I fancy... Shakuhachi, I relish... and barefoot walking, I revel in...
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

13 Responses to Mountain sakura a-blooming…

  1. Mrs. N says:

    Beautiful! I just took some pictures of our momo trees that are beginning to bud! Will post them later….!

  2. rainfield61 says:

    The colour is so soft, like a beautiful little girl.Enjoy your travel.

  3. Malar says:

    Spring always reminds me of sakura in Japan! Lovely flowers!minus 1 degree? That's very cold! 😉

  4. Cat says:

    How blessed you are to have these growing naturally on your property…they are truly lovely.

  5. Liz says:

    I like the flower more than the bud, although the colour is pretty. You've captured its stamens beautifully.

  6. Mr. H. says:

    Very beautiful, it has beeen said that "A perfect cherry blossom is a rare thing. You can spend your whole life looking for one, and it will not be a wasted life."

  7. cocomino says:

    How beautiful. They are important flowers for us. 🙂

  8. Love those pink buds…so pretty!

  9. Dew says:

    How wish can view this soon. so beautiful the pictures and the real flowers you had seen.

  10. Norma Chang says:

    Oh, your photos are so beautiful, the flowers look so lively.

  11. Matron says:

    Beautiful, Beautiful blossoms! Enjoy Canada – make sure you bring back some Maple syrup with you!

  12. Robbie Palm says:

    I just love your macro shots of the blooms…you do such an amazing job with the closeup shots of flower buds! Keep on shooting and sharing…robbie:-)

Thank you for coming by!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s