Autumn has arrived as of today and with it the amazing wonders of changes in nature begin.
The red lantern flower or also called Chinese Lantern flower, the Latin name is Physalis Alkekengi , presents one of the beautiful changes.
It is also a popular ornamental plant
From the beautiful lantern it eventually changes to a precious , like a spider web looking plant.
Until the entire plant turns into a seed. In Japan it’s seeds are used as part of the Bon Festival ( a major holiday being celebrated) as offerings to guide the souls of the deceased.
I like to finish those wonders of nature with a quote of the famous photographer Diane Arbus ” I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them” , well I won’t take credit for that , so I am adding”if they wouldn’t be captured”.
Enjoy the beauty of the change of nature in all it’s abundance.
Such a beautiful portrayal of such a delicate flower!! I love your poetry and gentle nature! Thank you for sharing!❤️🙏🏼👏🏼💐
Thank you Beverly for your beautiful comment, I always love to share my work and I know you appreciate photography.
These pictures are beautiful. Never heard of this before and transition pictures are a great treat. Has weather changed dramatically?
Thank you Arv. Your comments always mean a lot to me. Actually I photographed this plant in Germany in fall a few years ago at my brothers garden.
Thank you Megala
Yes Cornelia you are amazing and awesome with your photography. Thanks so much for your lovely share. Never knew anything about this flower. It is so wonderful and changing its colours too.
Thank you Kamal for blessing me with your kind comment. Sharing my work is always my destination and pleasure.
Welcome Cornelia and you are a great photographer. Every picture is beautifully taken in all its detail.
Awe, it makes me happy that you enjoyed my work that much, Kamal
Welcome dear Cornelia.
You captured the Chinese Lantern flower and its transition from bright red to its final stage as a tender seed. I have not seen this beautiful flower before, so I thank you from the bottom of my heart for seeing AND capturing it, Cornelia!
Peter, thank you so much, your comments are always meaningful to me. I thought so too, that this plant has a fascinating cycle of life, I photographed it in Germany at my brothers garden.
You can find it in North Norfolk too. 🙂 It’s always a joy to read your lovely comments, Peter. x
Beautiful images of the cycle of life of the lovely Chinese Lantern flower! The end result is a seed that will produce yet a new life. I, too, have not seen or known about this delicate flower. Thank you for sharing it with your great eye, your camera lens and your photography!
Thank you my dearest friend and photo buddy Judi, I always cherish your wonderful comments. I though too that this plants cycle is quite fascinating, BTW, I photographed this in Germany in my brothers garden.
Thank you my friend.
Fascinating post, Cornelia. Your study show the life-cycle of this delicate flower so beautifully. Terrific close-ups capturing the intricate details with great clarity and composition.
Thank you dear Jane for your kind and observing words. I photographed this plant in Germany at my brothers garden, I was quite fascinated by it.
So beautiful…I love that plant.
Thank you so much, indeed it is a very interesting plant.
Beautiful, miniture sculptures of nature – and beautifully captured.
Otto, thank you, I like how describe it… miniature sculptures of nature, indeed they are.
beautiful and in-detail contrast.. 🙂
Thank you so much for visiting all my posts.
Beautiful. As always!