June 20, 2018
June 11, 2018
The thick foliage and the bright sunlight of early summer are calmly reflected on the slight ripples of this water-lily pond.
The graceful flowers and circular leaves are inlaid over the quiet water surface and are in harmony with the impressive atmosphere of flickering light and colors.
The gentle breezes are sweeping over the pond to transform the reflected picture of light and colors ceaselessly.
(as an homage to Claude Monet)
Basking in the bright early-summer sun, the fragile silken flowers of iris are blooming stunningly to the utmost.
The wet and warm atmosphere just before the rainy season gives birth to the precious gradations of violet colors and the exquisite figures of these flowers. Each flower blooms only for three days and becomes withered up too soon.
(From these violet iris flowers, I remember the beautiful painting titled "The Iris Garden At Giverny" by Claude Monet.)
In Kita-kamakura, the tiny violet flower of Iwatabako is a notable symbol of the summer rainy season.
Together with colorful hydrangea flowers, Iwatabako flowers let us know that summer has come around and the rainy days of June will begin soon again.