June 11, 2023

Iwa-tabako (Conandron ramondioides) flowers: Kita-kamakura

Iwa-tabako (Conandron ramondioides) flowers: Kita-kamakura

I found the small violet flowers of Iwatabako emerging quietly from beneath the glossy leaves spreading on the wet mossy stone wall as if to shyly welcome the long-awaited early summer.

These mystical star-shaped flowers make me imagine that their seeds may have been carried by a shooting star from the distant universe to the earth in far away past.

They symbolize the quiet beginning of summer in the tender greenness of Kita-kamakura region just before the colorful flowers of Ajisai (hydrangea) begin appearing all together everywhere.

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