On the way from the nearest station to the next one, a Japanese style restaurant with a commodious entrance and garden is observed.
The backyard extends facing a road, and at its corner which looks a wild bush there are some trees of Kobus Magnolia, Kobushi(辛夷).
When there is no flowers this corner is monotone and I do not pay attention, but in March it's different.
As relatively tiny trees of Kobus Magnolia are suitable for garden plants, I can see some of them here and there and enjoy those blooming; besides I seldom see such tall and wild ones.
Being fascinated by the feature I sneaked onto the corner of the backyard from the facing road.
Every year in March I notice the buds of Kobus Magnolia and Lily Magnolia, Mokuren(木蓮) when they begin to swell on the branches which had looked almost bare until not long ago.
And when they become bigger I always imagine some birds looking up at the sky
all at once with large beaks.
And then they start to open up one by one...
Finally each flower becomes an illuminant.
I stood still for a while, beneath the tall tree with hundred of natural lamps, bathing the emission
of whitish lights.
The other day I happened to see some deer trotting in a row alongside a pond in Nara Park.
It made me think as if March proceeding at a gallop.
In fact the most common sort of cherry blossoms began to come out much earlier than usual
By the pond, another Kobus Magnoria was in full bloom.
Walking on an airy passage
in the early spring
I recognize the energy
coming to the fore
on this branch and on that one
by Ei Akitsu