This is What spring means? Flowers and more flowers.
Days ago I took a walk around the orchard where I live and found this contrast around all the green, also a great sweet smell….. And there it was!!! Plum trees ready to show their beauty.
In the midst of winter, before snow melts and the swallow returns, plum trees blossom onto the barren landscape, bracing the harshness of winter and reminding people spring will come. Celebrated here is the vitality of life, endurance through hardship, and hope that life will regenerate.
The plum blossom has been an important symbol in Chinese culture. As a “friend of winter,” the plum blossom most vividly represents the value of endurance, as life ultimately overcomes through the vicissitude of time. The fragrance of plum blossoms “comes from the bitterness and coldness,” as the Chinese saying goes. Souls are tempered in the depth of experience, growing in inner strength and unyielding courage. (http://www.theepochtimes.com/)
sometimes there are other kind of contrast around all the green and also great company.
I am going to try to pay attention to the spring. I am going to look around at all the flowers and of course share it.
Very soon apple blossom!!!