The Autumn flower HIGANBANA

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!

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