September’s Flower is the Japanese Bellflower
Known as "Kikyo" in Japanese, it is actually one of the 7 traditional flowers of autumn (ones that existed in Japan back in the Nara Period (710-794)). As I mentioned in the last BLOG, I've had a bit of a break from this BLOG for a few weeks, that's why I'm only posting the first "September" themed post today. Anyway this will probably be the second last flower of the month BLOG, as I started doing it from last November.
Although being one of the seven traditional flowers of autumn finding good specimens of Kikyo to photograph is not so easy. It seems people prefer more recent imports these days for growing in their gardens! Keihanna Memorial Park in southern Kyoto prefecture near the border of Nara Prefecture has quiet a few, unfortunately I went there a bit too early last year, so there weren't many in bloom. Maybe I'll go back there this year, but it's a long way from my place.
Well that's all for now, I have at least 8 more BLOGs in the pipeline which are "September" themed. Unfortunately I've got a lot of administration work to do over the next 6 weeks, and I'm just about to start the 3rd week of a busy class schedule. Fortunately after this week it quietens down for a while (class wise) as my kindy students concentrate on their sports carnival and art exhibition, so I'll have more time to get the administration work done and a few BLOGs hopefully.
This photo was taken in Nagaokakyo city, Kyoto prefecture near the new Ritsumeikan Junior High School & High School Campus. This photo was taken with a Nikon P7100 camera. No post processing was done on the image.