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.
The Storrier Stearns Japanese Gardenin Pasadena, California was built and designed in the first half of the 20th century. Its the only remaining Japanese-style garden created before World War2 as a residence in Southern California.
This pond-style stroll garden features waterfalls and a formal teahouse on a approximately two acres of land.
Strolling through this garden it brings peace and a being in the moment feeling, to the mind.
The Zen Moments in a garden…..
Water pipes made of bamboo, dripping into little ponds, a gurgle sound.
Even a spider web shows it’s beauty
A dragonfly buzzing around.
Just taking a moment to take it all in the beauty of Zen