Words about farmers markets, gardening, place, and whatever else seems relevant to my little life now being lived in the metropolis of Tokyo.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Thursday Snapshot: Yamayuri or Mountain Lilies
Yamayuri (mountain lily) snapped recently on a trail near our house.
Yamayuri (mountain lilies) are some of the most dramatic of Japan's wildflowers. The end of rainy season marks the end of ajisai (hydrangea), another native plant here, and the beginning of these tall, slim beauties. Their time will be fleeting, but well worth the trek out to the mountains and foothills to catch a glimpse of them lighting up the forest floor.