This picture expresses my memories of summer. It mixes an image of a fireball and a hozuki plant. In Japanese ghost stories "fireballs" are symbolic of the spirits of ghosts. This is the first in a series of three pictures.
Hozuki plants flower in the summer in Japan. They are used as offerings and decorations for small Buddhist shrines in the home dedicated to one's ancestors. During the Obon season in the summer in Japan, the spirits of one's ancestors are said to return to the family home.