In Search of Plum Blossoms

After the hectic days around Christmas and New Years, it is hard to shift gears to think to check for plum blossoms at the Lan Su Chinese Garden. Usually I am too late. This year, at the same time of month, I appear to have been too early.

a plum blossom 1

Other flowers were in bloom though.

(I’m posting these for all the people buried in snow–spring will come.) Mostly, though, moss was the feature–that is a Pacific Northwest winter, rain and moss. We haven’t had s much rain as usual, but enough to make moss.

It was a rainy day, and I went on purpose to hear the drip from the tile roof, but it was a  misty rain while I was there, so I still haven’t heard the featured sound. Someday.

That was last week. This week I tried again.

a plum blossoms 2

Still not full bloom. (I don’t think this is the tail end–looked like buds waiting to open to me.) Meanwhile, decorations for Chinese New Year have begun. Here are some more lanterns.

a bridge reflection l

It was a great day for reflections.

a pagoda l

In the foreground might be rosebuds. At any rate, there were no roses in bloom either of these visits, though I did see buds.  These are the first visits I remember that there was not even a single rose. Still there is always much to see, no matter the season or weather.

 

 

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4 responses to “In Search of Plum Blossoms

  1. dezertsuz

    Thank you! You know I love that place. I hope to visit myself someday, but until then, I love it when you post your visits!

  2. Wow I am surprised there are blooms now – cool!

  3. I’m in search of spring blossoms, too. The first of my crocuses bloomed yesterday, about 2 weeks later than usual.

  4. Cher Smith

    with currently snow on the ground no blooms happening in our yard as yet.
    thanks for sharing these great photos of the Chinese gardens .

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