oubaitori is a japanese idiom written as a combination of kanji characters,
representing four trees that bloom in spring: cherry, plum, apricot and peach.
i believe this to be true for everyone
from the youngest child
to the most elderly.
even in the midst of the most challenging of times
the flowers never cease to bloom.
“can we conceive what humanity would be if it did not know the flowers?”
~ maurice maeterlinck
nectarine tree on a sunny day in sierra vista, arizona, usa
and my rose
“the rose is without an explanation; she blooms, because she blooms.”
the peony tree is back in full bloom