June 30, 2011

A Suiren (water lily) flower in Tsurugaoka-hachimangu

At long last, the white flowers of waterlily have just begun to blossom as if trying to avoid being seen on the shadowy water surface thickly covered by forest green leaves.

Soon a blistering mid summer will arrive on this pond and enormous magnificent flowers of sacred lotus will start blooming one after another vigorously and thickly on the sunlit surface of the water.

The elegant flowers of waterlily will continue blooming quietly in this inconspicuous corner with indifference to the dazzling sun of high summer.

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