October 22, 2016

Tumagurohyomon butterfly: Kaizo-ji

The gardens of Zen have just begun to acquire the brilliant colors of early autumn.

A vivid orange butterfly with leopard's spots is flitting from flower to flower in a hurried manner to prepare for her best season of life.

The pale purple of Sion (Aster tataricus) flowers is magically in harmony with the radiant color of this autumn butterfly.

A butterfly visits the finest flower which perfectly befits itself and a flower invites the butterfly which is worthy of its beauty and color.

In a stealthy way, the nature of our universe is manifesting itself in the scenery of the seasons passing away fleetly.

Hagi (Lespedeza) flowers: Kaizo-ji

The magenta flower cascades of Hagi are hanging down inconspicuously along the empty pathway to the moss-covered stone steps.

Sion (Aster tataricus) flowers: Kaizo-ji

The flowers of Sion are at their best in the quiet garden of this modest temple.

Every year these elegant flowers always bloom in this time and silently let us notice the beginning of autumn. 

Higan-bana (Lycoris radiata) flowers: Kaizo-ji

Sion (Aster tataricus) flowers: Kaizo-ji

Hototogisu (Tricyrtis hirta) flowers: Kaizo-ji

White clouds: Yuigahama-beach (Kamakura)

Moss and stream: Kencho-ji

Lotus leaves: Kencho-ji

Byakusin tree: Kencho-ji

Stone wall: Kencho-ji