Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Leaves and Trees

Spring in Korea is one of the most beautiful things I have ever had the opportunity to experience. The mountains overlooking our neighborhood have erupted into a thousand shades of green. Flowers send their sweet breath into the warm air and giants bees hum busily. Sunshine burns through lingering clouds and the thin veil of smog to kiss our pale winter faces. On the nearby hillsides gardens are beginning to push through the soil and soak up the rejuvenating rays of golden light. Life is blooming from the southern coast all the way to the bustling chaos of Seoul.

Not far from our town lay Korea’s biggest green tea fields. With the arrival of spring the tea fields have turned from rows of thin grey twigs to a flourishing leafy paradise. Two weekends ago A and I spend the day wandering around the fields, breathing in that deep, quiet earthy smell of tea and painting green into our memories. For Cee’s photo challenge this week I wanted to share a few of the pictures from our trip. After several long months of lead skies and naked trees, the fields were a dream, undoubtedly the most gorgeous place we have visited in Korea.

 

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8 thoughts on “Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Leaves and Trees

    • Hi! Yes, some of the fields look this way. This was a tourist destination field, so it was far more ornate than the other field we visited. Korea is really mountainous, so most everything grows on the side of a hill except for some of the rice fields. The ridges you see in the picture are rows and rows of tea bushes. They are about three feet tall. It was quite beautiful and so far has been my favorite place to visit in Korea.

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