The sasanqua camellia bushes are blooming at my work place. Some bushes are covered in white blooms, some in pink, and some in fushia. This particular bush is my favorite and since it is growing right next to the walk-way to the office, I get to pass by it multiple times a day. It cheers me up every time...
Today a friend lost the battle with an illness she had been fighting for many years. She was a gentle soul who somehow made everything easier. We will miss you greatly. Rest in peace...
This was also taken at Yoshimine Temple and gives an idea of the view from the temple grounds. In the distance you can see southern Kyoto.
Today we spent the afternoon meandering through the grounds of Yoshimine Temple on the outskirts of Kyoto, marveling at the vibrant fall colours. This temple isn't on any "autumn foliage viewing" list that I know of so, although it was quite busy, thankfully there were no crowds and we could enjoy the grounds at our leisure. The fall foliage and the views of Kyoto were spectacular! Ah, such a glorious day!!
(No, I did not manipulate the colours in the image below, or use a filter. No, it was just that kind of a day today - a day of blue skies, beautiful light, and the most amazing fall colours.)
I wanted to post this just to show you a different kind of chrysanthemum. I'm not really sure what the variety is called, to be honest, but it always brings to mind those noise makers - the kind that makes a noise when you blow into it and a paper tube uncoils and then coils back in. So, how about "noise maker" chrysanthemum? Okay, so that name's not going win any prizes but it is quite descriptive, don't you think? (^.~)
Within this variety there are additional variations of colour and petal width, length and number. As can be imagined, the blooms needs extra support and you can see the wire frame below the flower head. I expect these are quite challenging to grow. I have no interest in even trying...
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