Mountain’s Blush

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with plum blossom season still in full swing, i headed out to the popular plum grove atop hodo-san in nagatoro.  it took more than an hour’s drive and a 3km hike up a steep trail, but the view was more than worth the journey.  from the peak, one could see the city of chichibu in the valley below and across to bukou-zan standing stoically on the other side.

right below where i stood, the plum blossoms covered the steep slopes in various shades of pink.  it was as if a demure blush was stealing across the face of the mountain.

まだまだ見頃の梅を今度は長瀞の宝登山に見に行きました。一時間バイクで走り、約3キロのハイキング後に目にした頂上からの景色。それはここまでの道のりの疲れを忘れさせるようなものでした。山のふもとには秩父の町、その向こうには武甲山。空気は澄んでいて、やわらかく香っていて。ピンク色の花が咲き誇る山の斜面はほんのり染まった頬のようでした。

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  1. As always, breathtaking!

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