Shades of White, Red, and Pink

My friends have been taking me out to the Kintai Bridge in Iwakuni a lot lately to catch all the stages of flowers blooming near the river. The trees don’t bloom all perfectly at the same time, so even though many of the plum blossoms were on their way out when I came, there were a few plants that were perfectly blooming and ready to be photographed :)


These red flowers were blooming over where you can see the (caged) shirohebi, or white snakes. I still haven’t been to see those white snakes…the shirohebi stuffed animal at the store is cute, though.

Japanese roofs are so cool :3
We’re all basically photographing the tree at the same time. It looks like there were no other people, but it was actually like a gradual line of people moving through and taking pictures up close to the tree in turn.


Bird in a plum blossom tutu.



The fallen blossoms on the bright spring grass are beautiful, too! We went back on Easter to get pictures of the fallen cherry blossoms…but that will have to wait for another day :)

Hawk Nelson, “Just Getting Started” (Wow, I hadn’t listened to them in forever)

4 thoughts on “Shades of White, Red, and Pink

  1. Gorgeous flowers. I am glad you are taking time to enjoy nature’s beauty. In response to Mindy’s reply I too think it is flowering quince. I checked in the Sunset Western Garden Book and these shrubs can reach to 10′ x 10′ which can easily take it to the roof height. So maybe we are guessing correctly.

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