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"Silver spoons affix the crown
The luckless ones are broken

Tears and lies for answers
These sins are mine G.O.D. knows I'm gone . . ."


- Layne Stanley


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 .




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:iconannarosenet:
annarosenet Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
I love the red flowers with the sky it looks beautiful :)
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thy0802 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
Hey, I really like your artworks. XD

Can I use some of it to decorate my binder. I will just going to print it and put it in front of my binder.

No harm will be done, I promise. :D
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jyoujo Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Student Photographer
ok
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:iconheleane:
Heleane Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
I love this picture :heart:

and I also love alice in chains :dance: :giggle:
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LEmoNmerANGuE Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
This is really beautiful.
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:iconloriele:
Loriele Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Student General Artist
Cool, it's like some destitute alien landscape
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Linne-ClairDeLune Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
spider lilies again :D love this photo
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:iconanne-cathy:
Anne-Cathy Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
lovely!
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TwentyYearsAgoToday Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
Gorgeous shot. I can't believe these grow wild!
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Vanillatwister Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
I get such a nostalgic and fantasy like feeling as looking at this <3
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demonp3n Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
I really love the diagonal composition. =3
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Giltionel Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
I love this shot!
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MyRomeo Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Student Writer
Wow! This is so beautiful. Not only did you manage to capture the beautiful lillies fantastically (again), but this time you included a magical-looking sky. :) Great job!
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SwatchAngel Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful.
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sakurascorpion Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
Woah...it's deep.
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Xiea13 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
Your amazing work is featured here [link]
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:iconjyoujo:
jyoujo Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Student Photographer
thank you!
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Xiea13 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
No problem :D
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naomicchi-desu Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
spider lillies... I've never seen them DD:
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:iconjyoujo:
jyoujo Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Student Photographer
Oww. really ? ?
this is an asian type anyway, i guesse it makes sense .
i don't like to brag too much about flowers and places i've been,
but if there is one thing i am happy to see one time a year for two weeks tops,
is lycoris Radiata. It's so hard to find them ,and it's so in unconventional places.
as always ...
a little morbid , but i think it's one of those things that you will love it and never forget it .
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naomicchi-desu Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Surely >w<~
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Sparia Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Student General Artist
its beautiful...
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Seikatsu-no-Henka Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
Love the backdrop of the sky behind them.
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Seikatsu-no-Henka Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
Love the backdrop of the sky behind them.
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Pitsuca Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Student General Artist
It's beautiful, but what are theese? :/
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atsuko-tenshi Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a very beautiful photo!
But the story behind it is so sad..
Could it be that the tale explains why the stems are tall with no leaves?
Anyway, great job! :D
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EllsQrWorld Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
beautiful photography :)
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Mister-23 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011   Digital Artist
That's such a pretty shot.
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daydream-vs-arronax Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
Amazing shot, just beautiful contrast of colors and focus!
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kokinomala Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
beautiful:)
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TheDarkWisher Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely awesome!
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Dan-V7 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really nice
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MEV8847 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
wow, really nice!
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blackXamaryllis Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
Looks like hell... Scarily beautiful...
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:iconjyoujo:
jyoujo Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Student Photographer
like hell .. lol :D
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blackXamaryllis Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
The sky's nearly red!!! And these flowers remain me of Jigoku Shoujo...
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NelaNequin Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, very, very nice!
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Filiuk Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice picture and equally interesting clarification :D
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:iconrajneet:
Rajneet Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
very pretty! :aww:
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:iconjyoujo:
jyoujo Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Student Photographer
:glomp:
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Rajneet Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
;P
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