It is still a bit chilly, but spring is definitely around the corner. When I rode my bicycle to go grocery shopping last week, I saw plum tree flowers starting to bloom here and there around my neighborhood. They look very similar to Sakura but they bloom in late winter through early spring. Sometimes they bloom through cold snow. Because of this, plum blossoms in Korea represent a scholar’s fidelity. I am always sorry when the winter ends. But I love watching baby leaves are coming out from naked trees and all the colorful flowers start to bloom in spring. Summer comes, and it is my least favorite season. If I do not experience the summer heat, I probably do not appreciate winter’s coldness fully. So I am very much looking forward to next winter.