Hase-ike Pond at Rokko Arboretum in the Mount Rokko never fails to fascinate me whenever I go. Reflections on the water always attract me and there is always something which makes the reflections more attractive. Last year spring, they were tiny pink baby pads of water lilies that float on the pond. (Pond reflections with floating baby leaves). This autumn, they were fallen colored leaves floating on the pond.
The fallen leaves were like autumn flowers blooming on the stems
which were reflected twigs of trees on the water.
Under the overcast, the water looked dark but it caused good effect to make the colored leaves outstand.
This looks like ink-stained Japanese paper with autumn leaves on it.
This reminded me of the floral pattern on my Yuzen silk kimono.
Because of the weather, the reflections were not vivid but hazy with subtle glinting.
But they make still or maybe more fascinating abstract reflections.
Some water lily pads have completely changed colors.
Water ripples and distorts reflections.
I displayed this photo upside-down intentionally.
Can you imagine how big and radiant this maple tree clad in autumnal foliage from the reflection?
A patch of blue sky appeared when I was about to leave.
This post is linked to Weekend Reflections.