Friday, November 7, 2008


By the traditional East Asian
calendars, today is the first
day of winter, called Ritto
in Japanese or Lidong
in Chinese.
Nandina fruits in my garden
have become red, which makes
me feel warm in winter season.
Nandina is one of the most popular plants in Japanese gardens because nandina's Japanese
name "Nanten" also means bad things(Nan) turn(ten) to good.
So the Japanese takes Nanten as a lucky tree.

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