Higanbana, as it is known in Japanese, or (red) spider lily in English, the cluster amaryllis blooms around the date of the autumnal equinox and last short time, just about 2 weeks. The places it can be usually spotted is along the rivers and in the fields. They suddenly appear with their bright red blossoms with peculiar shape and details. It is a wonderful flower to see and take pictures of, and especially the macro shots may appear really interesting.
Today I had time to go and check a site where last year I found them by chance – on the embankments of the Yamashina river near my home. There was just one cluster in full bloom, and I saw just a few more shoots that will open after a few days, and I know many haven’t appeared yet.
So before the rain started and made me rush to the entrance of a building to hide, I took lots of pictures of this solo spot. Nice start!