Category Archives: Autumn

HAPPY AUTUMN EQUINOX – RED SPIDER LILIES

Happy Autumn Equinox! Higanbana flowers (red spider lilies) bloom in Japan in the autumn. – Japanese brush paintings.
 
As the summer wanes & yellow butterflies spread their wings for perhaps the last time, the spiders weave their webs & welcome Autumn.

AUTUMN IN SAN DIEGO – THE HARBOR SEAL COLONY RETURNS, RAIN ARRIVES!

AUTUMN IN SAN DIEGO – EL NINO ARRIVES BRINGING MUCH-NEEDED RAIN & THE HARBOR SEAL COLONY RETURNS.  Pelicans huddle together on the bluff while high-tide waves crash & boom.  Harbor seals snooze tiredly on the beach after long swims for fish.  A pelican bathes at the edge of the sea.  Storm clouds filling the sky make a stunning ray-filled light at sunset with pink puffy clouds silhouettes of palm trees in the east.  There’s a definite chill in the air with 68 degrees in this San Diego Autumn by-the-sea.

SAN DIEGO AUTUMN PERSIMMONS AT THE FARMER’S MARKETS

SAN DIEGO AUTUMN FILLS THE LA JOLLA FARMER’S MARKET WITH LOVELY ORANGE PERSIMMONS.  Persimmons have a Calyx top, which can be removed & left to dry.  The dried calyx look like lovely “wooden” flowers.  Persimmons sliced up & put into a spinach salad with dried cranberries make a lovely Autumn salad.  In Japan, persimmons are a well-known Autumn subject for paintings.  The two Japanese brush paintings here are painted by me.  Persimmons an ode to Autumn:  

The village so old

there’s not a single house

without a persimmon tree.

– Basho