I’m back in Japan and the weather is of course quite hot and humid. But you adjust and luckily in my little house there is air conditioning.
The first thing I did was walking on the beach, seeing lots of vacationers and going to the neighborhood temple, the Komyoji. Kishu Teien garden has a pond with beautiful lotus lilies,turtles and dragonflies.
The lotus or sacred lotus is called “Nelumbo”, which is an aquatic plant with large, showy, water lily-like flowers. This is the well-known national flower of India.
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A dragon fly on top of the lotus.
A turtle swimming around with its head peeking out.
Turtles bathing in the sun.
Lantern and water basin in a rock with a bamboo drip faucet.