THE HILLS ARE ALIVE..,,,…WITH THE SCENT OF UME….

 

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It is the first of March, and after an unseasonably strong Spring squall last night, it is gloriously warm, sunny, and the scent of ume, or plum blossom, fills the neighbourhood air.

 

 

 

A full smell, floral pungent, sweet; very plum like, but almost savoury, sour, like the delicious umeboshi pickles.

 

 

 

 

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14 Comments

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14 responses to “THE HILLS ARE ALIVE..,,,…WITH THE SCENT OF UME….

  1. Filomena

    Lovely photos!

  2. MrsDalloway

    How lovely! I never thought of plum blossom as having a smell, though I know apple blossom is gorgeous. It’s -4 and snowing here so good to have a reminder of spring. Also secondary school allocations day – nervous!

  3. Drool.

    God, Neil, I am so jealous! We are weeks behind this year, nothing but a couple of lonely crocuses to give any hint that it isn’t the dead of winter on the coast of British Columbia.

    So nice to soak up this beauty on the screen. I’m happy for you and Duncan and Japan. Thanks!

  4. Oh how absolutely glorious that must be. I would totally love to smell ume, it really must be amazing. If only someone had the ability to just bottle the scent and I could just spray it round the house, that would be heavenly.

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