On bright days during the past two weeks, I walked through shining autumn colors
in the crisp air.
One day, the moon looked peeping through the Crape myrtle leaves.
There were magical scenes unfolding under the clear, blue skies.
- Kyoto Botanical Garden -
These Maples start changing colors to orange earlier in the season in the woods of
Kyoto Botanical Garden.
Floating leaves and shimmering reflections on the water of the one of four ponds
surrounding the woods of Nakaragi.
So relaxing to see male and female Mallard ducks swimming together.
- Nara Park -
Chinese Tallow look the most bewitching in the late November at Ukigumo-enchi.
Many of them were cut down and it's one of the few still standing.
Ginkgos at Daibutsu-ike Pond
When winter is in the air, Japanese Maples, Acer palmatum, get accelerated to change to fiery red.
Sunset colors of yellow, rose, orange, red and gold, and even green
can be present on the same leaf.
Grand finale of autumn; the curtain will come down soon.
Japanese Maple leaves are the last to fall to the ground.
Do you remember their spring colors of lush, bright leaves?
After bursting with its last beauty, nature gets muted in colors gradually
into the real winter.
Yellow, red, and green reminded me of Marc Chagall, a magician of colors.
This copy of Chagall's work was painted by my grandson Y on a canvas board.
Y has joined art class once a two months to improve his painting skills
as well as to express himself.
Linked to Saturday Critters