September 25, 2011
Higanbana (Lycoris radiata) flowers and a Kuroageha (Papilio protenor） butterfly in Tokei-ji
A black swallowtail with worn-out wings was faintly fluttering about among the garden flowers to suck nectar from them.
I remember that, in the brilliant sunlight of midsummer, such a butterfly always flied high up in the air in a noble and majestic manner.
The flower of Higanbana is a sign of the deepening of autumn. Within a very short time, butterflies of summer will vanish away from this garden without leaving a trace.