Thursday, March 14, 2013

Flowers of Japanese apricot trees

Early last week, I've been to the park in my city to take pictures of apricot trees. As the flowers were not fully bloomed and I wasn't quite satisfied with my pictures, I hesitated to post for the 'green day' last week.  
We have a new slang word "アッシー君.  Mr. leg-ee"; sorry I don't know how I should put it into English and the word describes personal driver for women. My アッシー君 (my husband) asked me if I posted the pictures...  Haha, this was the first time I was asked about my blog from him; he must be thinking his trouble taking me and waiting. Well I did my best to arrange pictures p;)





        Anyways,  it was a sunny day and I found some ladies' group 
having  lunch along the lake under the tree.

I'll link this post to 'green day'. I hope you are having a flowery nice week in your corner of the world, my friends;

23 comments:

Barbara F. said...

Lovely photos of these pretty trees. I love apricots. How nice to have a ladies' lunch by the water, near these trees. Your header is wonderful, Miyako. Thanks always for your sweet comments. I am so glad you found my little blog two years ago. xo

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Miyako,

I love the pretty blossom flowers and you must have had a lovely day out.
Thanks for sharing all the beauty and for coming to visit me.
You are always so kind

Hope that you are enjoying the week
hugs
Carolyn

ladyfi said...

Oh, how lovely to see these gorgeous blossoms!

It's still very very cold over here with only snow and ice.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Miyako, The blossoms are SO pretty! It would be lovely to have lunch under these trees. Beautiful images. Wishing you a happy day!

me (maria) said...

Beautiful photos of beautiful trees!!
Have a great day!

✿ chica said...

Lindas, não conhecia! beijos,lindo dia!chica

Tamago said...

Wow even though you said you were not satisfied, these photos are gorgeous!! Beautiful and lovely flowers! How nice you get to see such beautiful flowers. I hope Assie-kun (LOL, I heard this word a lot when I was in Japan) enjoyed the view, too :-)
It must be nice to have hanami lunch. I'm sure there will be many people enjoy hanami meal when it's in full blossom :-)
Have a wonderful day, Miyako san!

Shelly said...

What gorgeous pictures, my dear friend! We are out of town right now, so I don't have much time on the computer, but these truly put a smile on my face~

TexWisGirl said...

they are just beautiful! brightened my day! thanks to your driver, too! :)

maddyrose said...

The photos of the apricot blossoms are beautiful. I don't think I've ever seen an apricot tree and never realized how beautiful they look while they are in bloom. Aren't fruit trees amazing? I wish I could get my personal driver to take me on trips like this. Thank you for sharing my dear little sis. Love always from you bs

Claudia Moser said...

Such delicate flowers, wonderful! Truly relaxing ...

thisisme said...

Dear Miyako, Wonderful, beautiful photos of those delicate blossoms my friend. You did so well with your photographs, and your hubby was very patient waiting for you whilst you took them!! I take it that you don't actually drive. Hope your dad is doing well at the moment. Sending you love & blessings xx

Miss Simmonds Says said...

Hello Miyako! I love these photographs. It's very cold here with no blossom yet so these have cheered me up. They're such a beautiful symbol of Japan.
Love Clare XXXXXX

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako,
Lovely photos you show here! Tell your husband, or private driver, that it was well worth it to sit and wait!!!
Hugs to you,
Mariette

Ailime said...

Olá amiga, as suas fotos ficaram lindas e as flores são maravilhosas. Aqui a Primavera começa a despontar e a mostrar-se nos campos verdes e flores. Tenha um dia bem alegre e florido. Abraço. Ailime

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Miyako, your pictures of the apricot tree buds are just beautiful.. I love early spring! Tell your husband that he is not alone in driving you to places to take pictures .... mine does the same thing ... often. Sometimes we go out on purpose to take pictures and sometimes when we're out for some other reason (shopping or visiting) I'll see something and tell him "Stop, I need a picture!" He is very patient with me!!

Jannibele said...

What a wonderful feeling of spring you bring with your beautiful flowers. Warmed me up on a very cold winterday in Norway. I long for spring:)

Belle said...

Very beautiful flowers and great pictures! I love the spring and all the beauty it brings.

Ellie said...

Hello Miyako, I haven't been to your blog in such a long time. I have missed it!
These are very beautiful blossoms on the trees.
Hope you are well.

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Oh my what beatiful flowers those pink ones are awesome.....

Vane M. said...

Eu achei as árvores de damasco encantadoras...adorei, beijos!

Orvalho do Céu said...

Olá,
Muito bonitas e distintas da grande parte floral...
Bjs fraternos de paz e bem

doodles n daydreams said...

The blossoms are beautiful. A real promise of warmer weather. Someday I would love to visit Japan during the blossom season, the season is quite short though isn't it?

blessings,
Diana