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posted: September 30th, 2011
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This page begins with September 18th and a trip to Nogawa Park in search of autumn flowers. Then we'll go to Kinchakuda for the annual Lycoris radiata (Higanbana in Japanese) festival on the 23rd. That will conclude our adventures for September. Click on any thumbnail to begin.

Begin September 18th
  On September 18th we bicycled to Nogawa Park - only a 15 minute bicycle ride from our house - and went into the plants part of the park. We found these Begonia grandis plants in bloom - as shown in the first 2 shots - and a bush filled with Purple Berries. Unfortunately these berries are not edible.
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  We also found a few Lycoris radiata - Cluster Amaryllis - in bloom, but they were not yet at their peak. The center flower is a Keiskea japonica. This is the plant which produces "Frost Flowers". If you are new to this site or would just like to review what "Frost Flowers" are then please click the Google Search Box below.
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  Here are 3 shots of white colored Lycoris radiata - Cluster Amaryllis. The white colored ones are much more rare than the red colored ones.
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End September 18th, Begin September 23rd
  On September 23rd we went out to Kinchakuda, as we have done for the past several years - to witness the annual Lycoris radiata - Cluster Amaryllis - Higanbana in Japanese - festival. The 3 shots in this row were taken as we walked along on the opposite side of the river from the park where the most blooms are.
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  Now we are on the same side of the river as the park where the festival is.
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  And now we have entered the park. In the 3rd shot you can get a small idea of how many people come to this event.
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  Here are 3 more shots of Lycoris radiata - Cluster Amaryllis - Higanbana in Japanese.
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  The first shot is one of me kneeling down and taking the shot shown in 2nd position. This was an area which was not in bloom yet - "why not?" was the question which we asked ourselves as we walked along. Everything looked the same, and in fact it was more sunny here than it was back where the flowers were in full bloom. The 3rd shot - back to an area which was in full bloom.
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  Three more shots of Lycoris radiata - Cluster Amaryllis - Higanbana in Japanese. The 3rd shot also includes some kind of dragonfly.
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  And the final 2 shots of Lycoris radiata - Cluster Amaryllis - Higanbana in Japanese. And that ends our adventuring of September. We did not do much this month.
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End September 23rd, End Page 2, End September 2011's Photos
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