Plum Blossoms, a sign in Japan that Spring is Coming

Devon of Head, Shoulders, Knees and all that posted an article in his blog about his trip to the Plum Blossom Festival in Japan, called Ume Matsuri. Here’s one of the wonderful photos he took there…

Photo of Plum Blossoms

In Japan, Plum Blossoms are one of the first blooms in the new year. Here in New York we first see crocuses and grape hyacinths.

Devon also posted a review about The Laurie Berkner Band’s new music video DVD called “We are the Laurie Berkner Band”. I haven’t seen it yet, but I definitely recommend Laurie Berkner’s music. (She sings children’s songs and her music videos can often be seen on the TV channel called Noggin.)

Please feel free to comment below letting us know what the first signs of Spring are where you live. I’d be happy to post photos too.

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