September 1, 2011

A water lily flower in Kaizo-ji

I found a small newborn flower of water lily blossoming stealthily on the quiet water surface of a Suiren-bachi (a basin for water lily) in Kaizo-ji.

Although the remaining intense heat of high summer is still ruling here, I can feel a gentle hint of autumn in the smooth air and the transparent blue sky.

The various flowers of summer will soon disappear from view as if to know the closing of their brilliant blooming days.

This angelic flower, which would fade away swiftly, seemed to be one of the last traces of the season which is departing away gradually.

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