May 19, 2011

The Genpei-ike pond of Tsurugaoka-hachimangu

The glassy surface of the pond always mirrors the beauties of the shifting seasons and lives

The magenta flowers of azalea and the vivid yellow flowers of iris, which are typical flowers of May here, are reflected in the quiet pond together with the young green leaves.

Innumerable newborn leaves of sacred lotus are beginning to appear on the surface of the pond to prepare for the approaching of summer and the days of its full blooming.

The nature where we live is born to be beautiful like Claude Monet told us with his colors, light and brush.


Mariane said...

Beautiful and thought provoking, as always... thank you for sharing these wonderful images and thoughts!

Kunihiko said...

Thank you again heartily for your warm comment and support to my blog, which give great encouragement to me.

I am very glad to know that you enjoyed my photos of May.

Soon the rainy season will arrive here and various flowers of this season will bloom lively.

With all good wishes,