November 14, 2011
The vivid yellow flowers of Tsuwabuki are at best in the Zen gardens where countless leaves are beginning to flutter to the ground.
The transparent and cool sunlight is growing sharper and the brilliance of the autumnal colors are increasing still more.
I heard that the first snow had fallen in far northern provinces today.
November 6, 2011
Shumeigiku flowers bloom flamboyantly in the depth of autumn.
In the gardens of Zen in Kita-kamakura, a colorful variety of autumn flowers is blooming in full glory.
The leaves of trees have already begun to turn red and yellow and will soon reign over these gardens totally with their flaming tints just before the arrival of winter.
A cool autumnal breeze is softly swaying these elegant flowers and tall flower stalks as if to stroke them tenderly.
The leaves of Kashiwaba-ajisai have taken on a deeper crimson color to hint us of the gradual approach of winter.
In the rainy season of early summer, this Kashiwaba-ajisai beautifies the wet garden elegantly with its white silk-like flowers.
In summer, its fresh green leaves quietly endure the trials of the blazing sun.
Winter is moving towards this garden of autumnal tints with stealthy steps.