When one has had the pleasure of experiencing autumn in Japan, one’s thoughts tend to return to the splendrous autumn colours at that time each year. Given that my mental images have been filled with autumn colours of late, I thought it appropriate to share a few more autumn images as a way of remembering.
With the exception of the first and last photographs I will let the shots speak for themselves. However, I must admit to pic 1 being a personal favourite. There is something rather poignant about the final leaves hanging on to an early blooming maple not yet ready to say farewell for another year. I also like that the muted shades of autumn form the backdrop to their farewell.
Okay, I admit pic 10 is not reminiscent of Japan’s autumn colours, but this valiant camellia appealed to me every time I walked past it. On an otherwise plain footpath alongside a busy Kyoto road, this lone plant shone as a beacon of beauty. It could not be called grand or majestic or any other magnificent adjective one may conjure, but it was tough and persistent and won my admiration. I hope you are still there little soldier.
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