Sunday, October 02, 2011

A solemn weekend spent...



Autumn is the season that I love best...
The air is dry and cool... and just so pleasant to be outdoors...
This is also the season when the higan-bana, a favorite flower of mine, comes to full bloom...
Known as Lycoris or Red Spider Lilies in English, this perennial plant is native to East Asia...
The higan-bana is commonly found in footpaths in the countryside and around graveyards... 
In East Asia, this flower is related to sorrowful legends...

Spent this last weekend in our potager in a solemn mood...

Two evenings ago, received news from my nieces about the demise of my eldest sister...

It is always a sad feeling to lose some one you love...
Someone so close... someone who took care of you when you were small...

The higan-bana... 
Beautiful as it is.. yet so sorrowful...