June 8, 2020

Satsuki (Rhododendron indicum) flowers: Kaizo-ji

Satsuki (Rhododendron indicum) flowers: Kaizo-ji

In the bright garden at the beginning of summer, the innumerable brightly-colored flowers of Satsuki are embracing the small stone image of Sho-kannon (Holy Avalokitesvara) as if to show their deep devotion to this deity of infinite compassion.

Plants and trees must tell us their secret stories of life by the various exquisite colors, forms, and scents of their flowers.

Soon the long rainy season will start and the sky will be filled with heavy rain clouds.

Without finding it bothersome, these flowers are cheerfully blooming and voicelessly chanting the praises of the remaining days of this sunny early summer.

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