Friday, March 1, 2013

UME OR JAPANESE APRICOT.

There is a famous weeping Japanese apricot garden in the precincts of Tatuo Jinja Shrine in Shizuoka prefecture.
 It was called a weeping Japanese apricot garden.

 静岡県の龍尾神社に枝垂れ梅の庭園があります。

A weeping Japanese apricot tree.
 
この庭園は掛川城の北東にあります。城の鬼門に位置しています。
 
 
We say a Ume tree by Japanese.
 
掛川城には山内一豊が約10年間、城主でした。
 
 
Japanese people like a weeping tree with many flowers.
 
ここの枝垂れ梅は八重咲きです。
 
 
 
A white weeping Japanese apricot.
 
八重咲きの梅は園芸種です。
 
 
Close up.
 
 
 
Close up too.
 
 
 
A white-eye among the flowers.
 
白梅にメジロが多数来ていました。
 
 
 
By Macro lens.
 
マクロで撮りました。
 
「真理は寒梅の似し
                                                              敢 えて風雪を侵して開く」                                                                            新島 譲
 
 
By macro lens too.
 
「梅一輪 一輪ほどの 暖かさ」
                 服部 嵐雪
 
 
Today's Flowers.Weekly Top Shot.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

53 comments:

  1. wow! such a beauty! thanx for sharing with us, minoru :)

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  3. 今晩は、結構、咲いてますね。私が昨年訪問したのは3月11日だったのですが、ピンクの枝垂れ梅はその時と同じくらい咲いてます。今年は関東の梅の開花が18日位、遅れているらしく、湯島天神も、池上梅園もまだ5分咲きのまま。明日と明後日に予定していた梅の名所が全滅なので、この時間ですが「明日はどうしよう」とNET検索してます(笑)。
    文章を直してたら上のコメント2行が残ってしまいました。申し訳ありません。

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    1. 弘世旅空様
       こんばんは。そうですね。もう2,3日後が良かったかも知れません。明日は例の件で国営昭和記念公園に行きます。雨上がりで風が強そうで花粉に攻撃されるのかとヒヤヒヤしてます。
       お雛様の写真も良いかも知れません。

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  4. Beautiful pictures! I wish we had trees like those in Colorado.

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  5. What beautiful blossoms and skies!!!

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  6. They are lovely, Minoru. :)

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  7. That weeping tree is just lovely and how gorgeous to see spring blossoms!

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  8. Gorgeous! The weeping trees are lovely. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  9. Beautiful as always Minor. Happy sky watching.

    My sky.

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  10. Amazing flowering tree:) From S F. My entry is from: willyouhearfromme.blogspot.com

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  11. Lovely floral photography ~ beautiful ^_^

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  12. My goodness, how pretty this tree is, Minoru!
    Soon (I hope), we will begin to see the cherry blossoms here.
    It really is a wonderful sight and a sign that spring has finally arrived.

    Wishing you a beautiful weekend!

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    1. Dear Lisa.
      Thank you. I feel happy you like my photos. I hope spring will come soon inyour town.
      I wish you have a wonderful Sunday.

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  13. That is a beautiful decorated tree.

    By the Nature.

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    1. Dear Rainfield61.
      Thank you. Mother nature is truly wonderful.

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  14. Beautiful shots. Love the weeping tree. Hope you'd find time to visit my entry.

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  15. The macro lens photos are beautiful!

    What do you prefer - plum or cherry blossoms? Or is it impossible to answer that question? :)

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    1. Hi! I think you are asking differences about plum and Japanese apricot.
      Old dictionary says ume is Plum.
      Present dictionary says ume is Japanese apricot.
      The flowers of ume, plum and apricot are almost same.But The fruits of ume and apricot have hairs in the peel of the fruits.
      But the fruits of plum have no hair in the peel of the ones.
      http://www.hana300.com/ume0001.html
      you can find the hair by clicking above URL and then click
      「梅 写真集 3」of blue letters.
      So ume is Japanese apricot. OK?

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    2. I meant 梅 and さくら, but I'm glad you've explained about the difference between the different terms. :)

      The English translation of 梅 can be very confusing. Wikipedia (still) says it's "Chinese plum or Japanese apricot, but the flowers are usually called plum blossoms".

      梅酒 is translated as "sake with plums".

      Maybe I should simply use Japanese. 桜と梅どっちが好きですか?

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    3. Dear Rurousha.
      The conclusion is cherry blossom. If you would go Yoshino in Nara, You would become to like cherry blossoms very much.
      http://serendipity05.jugem.jp/?eid=395
      We went Yoshinoyama last year. You will find the most beautiful flowers if you will go there.

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  16. Those trees look so very beautiful! So unique. The tiny flowers are so pretty. Thanks for those close up shots!
    Nature at its best, have a nice sunday Minoru :)

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    1. Dear Arti.
      Thank you very much for your comment. Wishing you a wonderful Sunday.

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  17. Those two tree flowers are the absolute beauties!

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  18. Very beautiful flowers and lovely pictures!!

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  19. Lovely garden ... Spring is in the. The macros are fantastic
    Without your permission I stay here :))
    Have a good Sunday.
    A hug from Béjar, Salamanca, Spain.

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  20. 関東の方が梅の開花は進んでいるように見えます。「梅に鶯」と言いますが、梅にはメジロですよね。服部嵐雪のこの俳句は大好きです。

    昨年12月から断続的に述べ1か月半孫をあずかっていましたが、今日両親のもとに帰りました。さびしい気持ちと解放感と・・・ 私も梅見に行きたくなりました。

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    1. Dear stardust.
      こんばんは。梅にメジロ、最近はヒヨドリもお仲間入りします。我が家は来年あたり初孫が生まれるはずなのですが、まだ孫の可愛さは実感出来ません。
       新しいブログ楽しみにしています。

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  21. Thank you for coming by sharing your creative photography on Weekly Top Shot #72!

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  22. Those weeping branches are loaded with lovely blossoms. Wonderful photos.

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      Thank you. I feel happy you like my photos.
      Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

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  23. 先月は父の急逝があり、気が付けば3月になっていました。梅の花をゆっくり味わいに行く余裕もなかったのですが、幸い今年は開花が遅れているようで、これからが見頃ですね。しだれ梅も華麗さはサクラに匹敵しますね。凛とした品の良さと香りは随一ですが。
    見に行くより先に味わわせていただいてありがとうございます。

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    1. Dear cosmos.
      こんばんは。大変でしたね。ご冥福をお祈りいたします。昔は花と言えば梅だったそうですね。                    古都の春もいよいよ本番ですね。

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  24. 梅がきれいですね!私、ピンクの紅梅が大好きです。マクロ、とってもきれい!以前の記事も読ませていただきました。日本各地をご旅行されてうらやましい! 可哀想な私は、どこにも最近行ってないです。当分はminoruさんのブログで旅行気分を味わいたいと思います。

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    1.  Dear sapphire.
      こんばんは。以前の記事も読んでいただきありがとうございます。
       マクロの写真気に入っていただいて嬉しいです。

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  25. Looks a lot like peach blossoms do. So dainty and pretty.

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  26.   Dear RanblingRound.
    Thank you very much for your comment.

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