K107 Plum Tree Dragon by Kōkai Tōryū 巨海東流

Why does my painted plum tree in bloom resemble a dragon?
The plum tree has been transformed into a dragon dancing high above,
In celebration for the god of spring.
The dragon is festooned with fresh buds.

I saw this image during a dream on New Years Day and had to put it on paper.

元旦慶中画梅作龍図題亦夢中所感
碓房画
作繋綴花懸呆々新
見上天尾東君尚舞無窮
一点墨梅何所似作龍祝
Kōkai Tōryū (巨海東流, 1779-1853)
K107 hanging scroll, sumi on paper 94.7 cm × 26.4 cm.