We are in the beginning of beautiful seasonal change to autumn. The air has dried out except for the occasional typhoon that rolls in from the pacific.
I can still get away with wearing a short sleeved shirt during the day, but last night I had to pull on a light jacket. I love it. Autumn and spring are my two favorite times of year. The light becomes incredible as the days grow shorter and shorter after the equinox.
I had never noticed the Red Lily Spider flower until after the March 11th disasters, when I my soul searched out nature where ever I could find it. My eye were beginning to sync with the seasons when I first spotted these popping out of the ground in a little temple garden in Ichikawa, Chiba, Japan.
I called them spiders, because honestly that is what they looked like only they were a stunningly hue of red. The are called Higanbana or Manjushage in Japanese meaning “never to meet again, lost memory, abandonment” which is quite fitting because the bulbs are highly poisonous.
Autumn is here because the moon and the higanabana have told me so.
May you all have a peaceful day of rest, and enjoy the changing seasons.