I took this photograph in Yasio-Ikoinomori Park, Yurihonjo City, Akita. In the beginning of May, when Someiyoshino cherry blossoms are falling, among double cherry blossoms, yellow cherry blossoms (the actual color is yellowish light green) called Gyoiko and Ukon start blooming there. Someiyoshino, Gyoiko, Ukon and double cherry blossoms are the names of cherry blossoms’ species.
Hahaka is the old name of “uwamizu-zakura(sakura) in Japanese and it is “prunus grayana” in English. It is said that its bark was used for divination in the Japanese ancient mythology. I took the photo while morning-walking.
※ The flower’s Japanese name is ‘君子蘭’/ Kunshiran. It means Noble Orchid.
The word “noble” is derived from “nobilis “ of Latin.
The photo is the moon mirrored in the paddy water.
I took it on May 22, 2018.
The pine tree means not only a kind of trees but also that I wait for you,
in Japanese tanka / waka.
Edited by Hidenori Hiruta
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Tanka by Rika Inami (11) – a heart-rending bouquet of beautiful roses in words and pictures put together by the poet with feelings super-sensitive to human emotions hidden in nature all around her.
Hi, Rika! Love your tanka…and photos too! Always a refreshing read.❤️