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Autumn Remembered


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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Author: johnliddlephotography

Photography reflects how I see the world around me. I respond to images that interest me, which can be anything ... people, places, colour, texture ... anything at all. By sharing my photos through this blog I know that viewers will see based on their life experiences. That is the wonder of photography ... one image ... many interpretations.

5 thoughts on “Autumn Remembered

  1. I love the photo at Taizo-in with the sunlit red contrasting with the grey roof! Beautiful!

  2. Gorgeous captures, these!
    Love them all, especially those with such winsome shades of red and yellow, the gardens and the little story behind the sweetly-personified and valiant camellia ..which comes close to all of them.

    Thank you for sharing these autumnal beauties (of sweet Kyoto!) and do take care, too.

  3. Thanks B,
    I have a soft spot for plants fitting the good fight, such as my valiant camellia in Kyoto. Whenever I walk past and untended or neglected garden and see one ray of sunshine, I think to myself “there’s the building block”. Take care.

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