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  • Writer's pictureKirk

Flowers of Japan

Updated: Oct 2, 2023

I'm not a gardener or anything like that. But I have come to appreciate the beauty of nature more and more as I age. The old saying "stop and smell the roses" rings more and more true as time passes me by.

That's what I try to do more as I travel, appreciate the uniqueness and natural beauty of my surroundings. I take more pictures of the simpler things these days. Things I've often overlooked in the past.

On a trip to Japan I took notice of the natural beauty of that island country. It's hard not to notice when you're there during cherry blossom season, but there is more to it than just the cherry blossom flowers.

Of course the cherry blossom flower takes pre-eminence in April each year, but don't overlook the other blossoming plants. I don't know enough to identify but I can enjoy their presence.

Perhaps these flowers are present here in the USA as well. I'm not knowledgeable enough to know. But they appear more unique when viewed in a foreign land.

Thirty years ago I would have taken little more than casual notice of these things. But as I age they seem to take on more importance.

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