We have entered the micro-season of “Plants Show Their First Buds”. This is the third micro-season of the mini-season Rain Water. All the micro-seasons within Rain Water are:
- The Earth Becomes Damp (Feb 19-Feb 23)
- Haze First Covers the Sky (Feb. 24 – Feb 28)
- Plants Show Their First Buds (Mar 01 – Mar 04)
These seasons were established in 1685 by Japanese astronomer Shibukawa Shunkai and are specific to Japan. However, just because the calendar focuses on Japan doesn’t mean it isn’t applicable to others. No matter where you live you can use these seasons as a starting point for your personal exploration of the world around you.
To celebrate this season, we will learn about plant buds and read seasonal haiku by Issa, Basho, and Shiki.
What Are Plant Buds?
In botany, the term “bud” is used to describe an undeveloped or rudimentary stem or branch of…
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