A Colourful Chrysanthemum
Many floral arrangements this time of year include showy chrysanthemums. This one was part of a New Year's floral arrangement in the lobby of a building I visited last week. (Which is why they choose chrysanthemums. Even after two weeks, it looked no worse for wear.) The colour contrast took me by surprise! It's certainly one of the more flamboyant ones I've seen.
More images of the projection mapping event at Heian Jingu in Kyoto that we visited last week. If you'd like to know more, please see the previous post.
By the way, the official name of the event is "Naked Yorumoude Heian Jingu". "Naked" is the name of the production company, and "yorumode" is a combination of the words "yoru (evening)" and "moude (pilgrimage)".
Two More Orchids
No time to chat, but I've got time for 2 more orchids! Here you go! (For more information, see the previous post.)
Awaji Shima Orchid
Well, it's feast or famine, isn't it! I've sometimes gone for long periods without posting because I have little to offer. However, lately, I've been taking photos like a madwoman, but I have had almost no time to look at them, much less do anything with them! Sigh... Hopefully, things will calm down towards the end of January. Fingers crossed!
In the meantime, here's an orchid from the botanical garden on Awaji Shima. (I've seen it referred to by several different names but it's most commonly known as the Kiseki No Hoshi Greenhouse.) Apparently, the ownership has changed, and some of the displays were quite different from those in the past. Regardless, it was a peaceful oasis of greenery and flowers, and the orchids were especially gorgeous. We visit every chance we get. It's never enough...
This information about the botanical garden is somewhat dated, but it's still a good introduction to the location and what it has to offer: setouchifinder.com/en/detail/3710
Today we drove by a rose garden not far from our home. Whenever I pass it, whether I'm on the car or on the train, I always make a point of checking to see if there are any roses blooming. The rose season usually finishes towards the end of November but although today is December 12, there were still roses blooming! Not a lot, of course, but still... I'm originally from Canada where this time of year brings snow and cold and so, even after all these years in Japan, the fall blooming season continues to delight me. It always seems miraculous!
This rose was blooming in the Nakanoshima Rose Garden in central Osaka, in mid-November.
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