I prefer ume to sakura. Of course, sakura is very pretty and enhances the happy mood of spring. People are going to get together under the sakura trees and have ohanami / cherry blossom party. They keep eating, drinking, and sometimes singing with karaoke. It’s a good tradition but for me it’s too festive, too showy…
Ume is tidy. It is less fancier than sakura, but I love it’s delicate and fragile sense of ume.
Here is my photos that were taken yesterday at the vintage shrine near my house.
You see, there is nobody!! Ume was blooming only for ME !!
At that momemt, it had completely slipped my mind that I had an allergy of pollen….. After I came back home, I had a fever and felt fatigue.. because I had taken deep breathes several times under the ume-grove. They smelled SO nice that I did involuntarily. I ‘m an idiot. (*_*;