Plum blossoms

This is What spring means? Flowers and more flowers.

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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.

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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/)

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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!!!

 

 

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About silvana1989

Una persona con amor por la vida y su esencia, siempre dispuesta a aprender. Disfruto de la buena lectura, música, agricultura y conocer gente y éste blog es para mostrar las experiencias que todo esto junto le da a mi vida
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6 Responses to Plum blossoms

  1. Beautiful plum blossoms, lovely thoughts about the meaning of spring. Happy spring to you, Sylvana.

    • silvana1989 says:

      Thanks Lynne, I’m enjoying my time here in USA, I think the best is to be able to see How everything change so quickly!! Love spring, I hope you are good

  2. Gallivanta says:

    Beautiful blossom. It is true that the sweetest fruit comes from the hardest and coldest times. 🙂

  3. ah, i can almost smell the sweetness from here! this is so great to see springtime through your eyes – and nose! and through your humor – yes, the precious little ball of white fur makes a great contrast against the green grass!

    what are the tall slender trees in the second image – on the left side? that photo reminds me of a van gogh painting!

  4. bluebrightly says:

    Plum blossoms! Yes, wonderful flowers and beautiful symbolism. Breathe deeply now!

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