Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Red Spider Lily (Higan-bana) at a Temple;

*Higann-bana (Equinox flower or red spider lily) post again*  
For the word 'higan' please refer to my previous post. Through PC, I found a temple where this seasonal flowers are blooming just an hour and a half drive away from home; never been there before.  My pictures got too bright but I hope you can enjoy them :-)

Viewing the entrance from a bit of above;

The lady is not me, there were some people with cameras taking photos.
I thought these lots of weeping cherry trees would be beautiful with blossoms.

 Well, looking forward to visiting next spring if I can.


I thought I was right choosing weekday to go,
so there were not so many people to enjoy the view.

*Kūkai (空海) or Kōbō-Daishi and  Goddess of Kannon*
Upper Left→ Kōbō-Daishi who was a Japanese monk, poet, and artist, founder of the Shingon etc;
Upper Right Statue of the Goddess of Kannon with thirty three little others. I was surprised to know from the sign that these Kannon especially have power for avoiding to get senile. I prayed for it for both of us.


*Pictures of fences*
The temple located a bit up the hill and we drove the path with wood fence;
I hope these Higan flowers can be seen kind of fencing the rice paddy;

This lovely girl (her name is Mei) greeted me at the parking lot



*Extra two Flowers*

The Anthurium on the right is birthday present from my cousins along with other goodies last week when we had lunch.
I found the roses on the left with lower than a dollar for each when I was buying flowers for the graves on Equinox Day. And they are with my new Dynabook 8.1(toshiba) which gave me hard time p:)

 Linking this post to;
         "Good Fences", "Saturday's critters", "TODAY'S FLOWERS"
         "Our World Tuesday", "Nature Notes" 


42 comments:

Linda Kay said...

Just lovely flowers, Miyako, as always. So enjoy seeing the things that you love to see! Hugs from Texas.

TexWisGirl said...

glad you've got the laptop stuff going again! love these blooms! so pretty! tried to transplant some bulbs here, but they've not grown up this fall. *sigh*

Felicia said...

hope you're getting your computer working.

The spider lilies are gorgeous.

wonderful images Miyako.

Karen S. said...

Mei is so adorable, and she seems to be very well trained too. Your photos are lovely and the flowers so very beautiful! Thank you for such lovely views from your world. Enjoy your day.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Miyako, what a pretty post. The Higan flowers are gorgeous. And I love the weeping cherry trees. The statues are awesome, what a pretty place to visit. Gorgeous photos.. Enjoy the rest of your week!

Marie said...

Love all the spider lilies! Yes, I would definitely try to go back there in the spring as well. Such a beautiful place! Love your antherium also.

By the way, I am so sorry I didn't explain about the kokopeli. Glad you looked it up! We see them a lot here in Tucson, and really all over the SW of US.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Beautiful flowers and statues! Thank you for the nice walk!

georgettesullins said...

Love the "higan" flowers fencing the rice paddy. You share such beautiful flowers. Thank you.

bailey-road.com said...

What a beautiful temple and garden.
The spider lilies are gorgeous and I love the way they line the walkway and surround the rice paddy. The little canine greeter is adorable.

Karen said...

You have so many beautiful places to visits. Lovely photos, love that cute pup!

Ida said...

Wow those flowers were amazing and not something that we grow here so it was fun to see them. Beautiful indeed. I liked the wooden fence shot and thought that little doggie was adorable.

Margaret Adamson said...

The Lilies are magnificent

Tanya Breese said...

beautiful gardens and mei is a cutie pie!

EG CameraGirl said...

The flowers are lovely and they look so fresh. Blossoms are beginning to fade where I live and we will soon experience frost.

Carola Bartz said...

What a lovely flower with such a great and bright color. Truly beautiful.

janiceadcock said...

Stunning flowers. Good capture of them and the temple.

Carver said...

The flowers and landscapes are gorgeous.

Jeanne said...

Lovely photos!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako,
Wow, you make my evening; well it is past midnight but I'm catching up now because my Internet is fully working. Still a puzzle why I could enter Facebook and Google Mail and nothing else...
Glad you too are working again well with your new laptop.
Never in my life I've seen such a show of Spider Lilies!
Hugs,
Mariette

DeniseinVA said...

Thank you Miyako, you bless Today' Flowers with your lovely photos. The scenery is delightful with so many beautiful flowers and the stunning red spider lily, and how sweet of you to introduce us to little Mei. I also enjoyed the bouquets. I wish you a very happy week :)

Gunilla Bäck said...

I love the flowers. I've seen the spider lilies at the Botanic Garden in Helsinki. I wish you a wonderful weekend, dear Miyako!

Lina Gustina said...

Wonderful place and flowers. Cute Mei too.

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Gemma Wiseman said...

Those temple gardens are magical. So beautifully designed. And Mei is an adorable little character.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Miyako, I am stopping back to say thank you for linking up the sweet dog Mei! Have a happy weekend!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I do love the colours! Not too bright at all!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Alexa T said...

Gorgeous blooms...never seen before spider lilies... And so lovely aspects in pictures! Have a great weekend!

carol l mckenna said...

Miyako ~ beautiful place you found and wonderful photos and love the little doggie ~ xoxoxo

Happy day to you ~ artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Marie said...

Those spider lilies are just gorgeous! Mei is a darling little dog.

Christian Weiß said...

Wonderful gardens and flowers, these are beautiful photos.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Beautiful beautiful flowers ... I noticed them in your new header right away and am so glad to find the post about them. What a wonderful place.

I love using the Internet to find great places to go on day trips. You found a wonderful one.

Arija said...

Beautiful autumn showing of Nereenes. I have them both in my garden and on the farm. The red, white and pink ones are not easy to grow here but the dark pink ones naturalise into the landscape. Thank you Miyako for this lovely post.

Laura said...

Such beautiful, beautiful flowers… what a wonderful day this must have been.

Wandering Wren said...

Your roses are a bargain and the spider lilies very special - no such thing as too bright with flowers I reckon :) Of course what I really love is the setting which is a beautiful backdrop to any flower.
Love the little cutie Mei!
I have a Japanese maple in my garden on my post this week which I love, but would be quite common for you I am guessing?!
Wren x

Ileana said...

Gorgeos place! Spider lilies are beautiful! Mei is a cutie dog!:) Greetings from Romania!

Jane said...

i always enjoy your posts and pictures. and mei is so so cute!

Sylvia K said...

Glad the computer problems have been taken care of!! That can be so frustrating!! Gorgeous captures for the day, Miyako, as always!! I do love the flowers!! And wishing you a belated, Happy Birthday!! May you have many more!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Happy belated birthday, Miyako! Your birthday flowers are beautiful, as are the Higan flowers. So glad your computer is working well again!

Photo Cache said...

the flowers are so beautiful. i can't say i've seen them in person.

Jeanne Selep said...

Beautiful. I wish I could go there.

fredamans said...

Some beautiful flowers. I have an anthurium as well. Very beautiful.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

The Higan flowers are gorgeous. Do they have an aroma? I like the idea of using them as a fence.
Take 25 to Hollister

Rambling Woods said...

Hello Miyako! I Looked to see if I could find a post about your birthday, but I will wish you a very Happy Birthday! All the flowers are beautiful and every time I come to your blog, it makes me think of my Mother and how much she would have enjoyed visiting Japan... Thank you for linking into Nature Notes...hug...Michelle