The sun was softly beaming down on the hedges. The small flowers on the hedge seemed to be coming alive. I wondered what kind of flower this was.
I looked it up and found out that it is called Persicaria Capitata. It is a perennial plant native to the Himalayas and was imported to Japan during the Meiji era. Knowing that the flowers that look like sugar plums are not a single flower, but a collection of small flowers, made me feel full of vitality. I was suddenly reminded of the saying, "Sansho is small but spicy".
As I looked at the lovely flowers, they seemed to be growing right now. Of course, I know that this is just an illusion, but they are so alive with sunlight that it makes me feel that way. The flowers seemed to have so much energy that it would be no wonder if they were flying away.
|Dec 2007 KANAGAWA NATURE|
|FLOWER LEAF YOKOHAMA|
December 5, 2007
September 1, 2021
RICOH GR DIGITAL