I love higanbana (spider lilies) but not everyone does. (If you want to know more about how they are viewed in Japan, visit here: https://grapee.jp/en/155319 ) Regardless, every year I rejoice when they show up in my garden. Although they are basically wild flowers, I have managed to grow a few red ones in pots and this year I found some cream-colored ones at a farmers market in Nara. A rare find, indeed! So pleased!
This summer I was able to return home to see family and friends for the first time in 3 years. The best word to describe the experience from beginning to end is "FANTASTIC"! I was able to see everyone I wanted to see and do everything I wanted to do. My only regret was that the time passed by so quickly.
Although I didn't take a lot of photos while I was away, I did take a few. This is perhaps my favorite. It was taken while walking with a dear friend from her house to the country church I attended when I was young. It was such a glorious morning and my heart was full...
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