June 15, 2011
Hana-shobu (Iris sanguinea) flowers in Meigetsu-in
Hana-shobu flowers are at best just now and are gracefully ornamenting the deep green gardens of early summer with their royal purple petals and dark sword-like leaves under the calm rainy sky.
Only the constant wetness of this particular season can make it possible for such watery and majestic flowers to blossom so dignifiedly.
Thankfully, these enchanting colors of Hana-shobu confer pure and excellent delights on us in these rainy melancholic days.
In Buddhist's culture, flowers symbolically represent the infinite mercy and wisdom of Buddha. These noble flowers bring us bountiful blessings very generously.