March 29, 2020
Mitsumata (Edgeworthia chrysantha) flowers and Akatateha (Vanessa indica) butterfly: Engaku-ji
After awakening from long winter sleep in the hiding place, a small butterfly has begun fluttering about busily to search for sweet nectar in the bright sunlight of spring.
The vivid yellow flowers of Mitsumata are blooming quietly and giving out the scent of nectar to invite insects to their mystic ritual of pollination.
A flower and a butterfly meet each other of their own accord owing to the unknown affinity kept for hundreds of million years, which tells me about a secret story of life continuing unendingly in our universe.