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July 22, 2012
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Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
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3125/1000000 second
Focal Length
200 mm
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Date Taken
Sep 26, 2010, 1:18:03 PM
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somewhere in between by jyoujo somewhere in between by jyoujo
How I can't recall
But im staring at
What once was the wall

So this is where you are
And this is where I am
Somewhere between
Unsure and a hundred

☆ if you ever feet like needing a little time alone .
this is your place . . " the thought room "
please visit and be amazed by .

Since these spider Lilies usually bloom near cemeteries around the autumnal equinox,
they are described in Chinese and Japanese translations of the Lotus Sutra as ominous flowers that grow in 地 獄(also known as Hell),
and guide the dead into the next reincarnation.
A famous legend is of two elves: 曼 珠, who guarded the flower, and 沙 華 who guarded the leaves.
Out of curiosity, they defied their fate of guarding the herb alone, and managed to meet each other.
At first sight, they fell in love ♥ with each other. G.O.D, exasperated by their waywardness,
separated the miserable couple, and laid a curse on them as a punishment:
the flowers of 曼 珠 shall never meet the leaves of 沙 華 again.
It was said that when the couple met after death in hell , they vowed to meet each other after reincarnation.
However, neither of them could keep their words. ♥

Some other legends have it that when a person sees someone that they may never meet again,
these flowers, also called red spider lilies, would bloom along the path.
Perhaps because of these sorrowful legends .

You once told me, our fingerprints don't fade from the lives we touch.

Is that true for everybody, or is it just poetic bullshit?


Copyright jyoujo ( Yoshi ).
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My images may not be reproduced in any form without my written permission.
music ~love
a l w a y s !


i 'm sure we'll grow ...
but we'll never bloom again...
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Natashafaithz Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Love the background story! <3
smart-dead Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is a real flower ?!!! ... amazed *_*
jyoujo Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student Photographer
yes it is.
it's almost the time for bloom again this year .
you can look them as equinox flower .
smart-dead Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's nice to discover things that we might never see in our lives .. it's like a very different world existing somewhere :) your photography is very beautiful by the way (red and black) :D And about the thoughts room .. loved the music :) thank you :))
Dudes4eva Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a beautiful picture. I like it.
I know that the flower has something to do with death, but I didn't know the legend, it's really sad. Q.Q
jyoujo Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student Photographer
: )
Infinite-Stardust Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely sad legend :/ Beautiful picture of the spider lily!
Sa-yuuri Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow this is just awesome! And the legend, too, didn't know about it :3 Beautiful <3
Rai91 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
LunaFeles Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012   Photographer
oh I love the atmosphere of this pic...
but for me it seems to be a melancholic atmosphere
I hope you're fine :hug:
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