The "Ume"（梅）, Japanese apricot, in my house's yard has started having its flowers.
This tree has a small history on my family.
About thirty years ago, my elder brother received a small "Ume" tree at the coming-of-age ceremony. My father planted it on a ground where now my house stands. Since then, the "Ume" has grown to an adult tree that have its flowers and fruits every year.
This year, it is expected to have many flowers and fruits even though it had fewer flowers last year.
I can remember my father who died last month when I see its flowers. I think that it is good idea to plant a tree as a memory because it make people remember something important.