katriona_s (katriona_s) wrote,

Small pieces of spring.

Our neighbor has a small plum tree in their garden, on the nearest edge to our backyard. Every February it has small white flowers which is considered as a sign of coming spring in Japan.

Our houses are built on the slope of hillside, the ground on which the neighbor's house and garden situated is about one meter above of ours so I seldom aware of the flowers on the branches first, but noticed the small petals scattered on our backyard. Then I look up, see the plum tree in full bloom, very white and modestly beautiful. The petals are small on the ground, look like some litters at a first glance, but I can see all the hope and happiness of coming spring in their whiteness in the still chilly air of February.

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