When I happened to look up a ume tree, several blossoms came into my sight. The flowers are finally coming out.
It is the time we had the earth quake and, subesequently, the nuclear power plant accident. More than twenty thousand people have been killed mainly by the tsunami a couple of years ago. The nuclear power plant accident has made more than fifteen thousand people evacuated from their homes. Quite some of them might lose their homes forever. We should never forget it.
It is still becoming spring time here. The daytime is getting longer. Everything is becoming vivid and fresh here. The other flowers like daffodiles or sakura may follow ume soon. Despite of the sad memories due to the disaster, we are going to celebrate the days in spring here.