June 9, 2016

Sui-ren (water lily) flower: Kita-kamakura

The gentle morning rain passed over and left gleaming waterdrops behind on the flower and leaves of water lily.

Just after the period when Sui-ren is in bloom, the rainy season arrives here to foster the lively growth of every living thing.

This precious flower of Sui-ren seems to be a beautiful manifestation of the mercifulness which this universe has on us in the season of a blessed rain.

Hana-shobu (Iris ensata var. ensata) flowers: Kaizo-ji

Iwatabako (Conandron ramondioides) flowers: Tokei-ji

In the shade of trees, the small violet flowers of Iwatabako are blooming inconspicuously on the moss-covered rock surface.

A thin ray of sunshine filtering through the dense branches of trees is tenderly illuminating these dainty and fragile flowers.

Iwagarami (Schizophragma hydrangeoides) flowers: Tokei-ji

Garden: Tokei-ji

Iwatabako () flowers: Tokei-ji

Ayame (iris) flowers: Tokei-ji

Fern: Zuisen-ji

Tsukubai (stone washbasin) : Zuisen-ji

In the quiet shade of thick green leaves, a small stone statue of Jizo Kannon is standing still to receive the visitors to this remote Zen temple.

Tsutsuji (Rhododendron) flowers: Chojyu-ji

Ajisai (Hydrangea macrophylla) flowers: Chojyu-ji

Fresh green leaves: Engaku-ji