Daily 2018 - allenfotowild

Late fall in the lotus pond

Late fall in the Ritsurin Garden, Takamatsu, Japan and all the lotus leaves are dead, but the lotus seed heads (Nelumbo nucifera) make an interesting composition against the background of the dead leaves.The tops of a few dried seeds can be seen in the holes. This is one of the one of the most famous historical gardens in Japan, dating to the Edo period in the early 17th century as the private garden of the feudal lord Ikoma Takatoshi.

Interestingly, the seed heads can trigger trypophobia in some people, which is an aversion to the sight of irregular patterns or clusters of small holes, or bumps.

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From Takamatsu