May 28, 2011

Ayame (Iris) flowers in Engaku-ji

I found the violet flowers of Ayame blooming inconspicuously by the pond called "Shin-ji-ike" (a pond shaped like the Chinese character for "spirit").

The delicate and splendid flower of Ayame is one of the most precious jewels in the gardens of this season.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful picture. Do you know the name of the big tree in the background?

Kunihiko said...

Thank you very much for your kind comment.

The tree behind these violet iris flowers is a maple tree.

In autumn, the green leaves of this tree turn crimson beautifully.

Best Wishes,