April 27, 2015

Sakura Blossoms: Kencho-ji

Flowers bloom gracefully and fragrantly to invite insects, birds and winds to themselves for their precious duty of pollination.

Flowers attract us to let us witness their transient and utmost beauty, which is to fade away quickly by their final scattering in the soft breezes.

The fleeting lifetime of a flower always reminds us of the eternal cycle of birth, death and rebirth in our universe.

In the fresh bright green of this growing season, brilliantly-colored flowers are appearing and disappearing hurriedly one after another to delight the eye profoundly.

Yama-zakura (Cerasus jamasakura) blossoms: Engaku-ji (Kita-kamakura)

Yama-zakura (Cerasus jamasakura) blossoms: Kita-kamakura

Yama-zakura (Cerasus jamasakura) blossoms: Genji-yama (Kita-kamakura)

Sakura blossoms: Kencho-ji

Sakura blossoms: Kencho-ji

Shidare-Zakura (Prunus pendula Maxim.) blossoms:Kencho-ji

Sakura Blossoms: Kencho-ji

Shidare-Zakura (Prunus pendula Maxim.) blossoms: Tokei-ji

Sakura blossoms: Tokei-ji

Mitsumata (Edgeworthia chrysantha) flowers in Tokei-ji

Yuki-yanagi (Spiraea thunbergii) flowers: Kaizo-ji

April 8, 2015

Kawazu-zakura blossoms: Engaku-ji

Shifting seasons cause flowers to bloom in various shapes and colors and flowers tell us of the coming of a new season with their beauty and scents.

A flower is sent to us as a silent messenger of season, that may let us know the existence of the secret entity which determines the perpetual cycle of seasons and the way things really are.

Now spring is here and, in a spectacular manner, the flowers of this regrowth season have begun to blossom brilliantly with one accord.

Yama-Zakura (Cerasus jamasakura) blossoms: Engaku-ji

Sakura blossoms: Engaku-ji

Mitsumata (Edgeworthia chrysantha) flowers: Ehgaku-ji