August 15, 2016
In the bright light of midsummer, a bamboo grove becomes most beautiful and full of life.
The subtle composition of its rigid trunks and vivid green blades discloses the particular life force that only this brilliant season can bring to us.
The upright bamboo trunks, each of which grows almost one node per day in summer, are taking on various colors like wild flowers.
Seasons are passing swiftly like the wind while leaving their own invaluable but transient pictures on our minds.
On the weathered wood-siding wall of the Buddha hall, a landscape of a quiet grove was drawn with the green moss and the brown rain stains.
In the gardens of Zen temples, a Byakusin tree is an emblem of the ascetic life for spiritual awakening.
Its flouncing trunk and evergreen needle leaves symbolize the harsh discipline and the perfect enlightenment which Zen monks must pursue.