Temple Blossoms*

Cherry blossoms lend their ephemeral beauty to almost every scene during April in Japan.

This image was captured at Kiyomizu-dera in Kyoto. The delicate cherry blossoms frame the traditional red outiline of a shrine in the Higashiyama hills as they arch against a beautiful blue sky.

The fragile nature of the blossoms and the bright playful color of the spring sky complement and enhance each other in this simple image.

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