Sunday, November 18, 2007

in search of red

Like for the cherry blossoms in the spring, in this season you can watch the progress of the red Japanese maple leaves as part of the weather report. So on Saturday we went in search of red at Rikugien, a traditional Japanese garden in Tokyo, where there were supposedly some red leaves already. I think they were a bit optimistic on the 'red rating' but we did find some here and there.

15 comments:

  1. wow! so so so.. great!

    i like the ambiance, same here in Canada... i can feel the very blessed nature!

    thnx for visiting my weekend snapshots... feel free to visit again...

    have a great weekend ahaed of u!

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  2. Those are both lovely photographs. I enjoy the mixture of autumn colors with the green leaves when it's still changing. We're in full autumn where I live but I really enjoy the mix in your photographs.

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  3. Lovely photos! It looks so calm and inviting... I can spend 1 day just walking around the place and staring into those lovely colors :)

    Have a nice day!

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  4. wow those are really Gorgeous!hope you have a great week!

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  5. These are wonderful. So lush even in autumn. Well done.

    God bless, and thanks for this WS.

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  6. that's beautiful! great nature photos u have!

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  7. What beautiful pictures!! I love the fall and the changing of the leaves. It's my favorite time of the year!

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  8. Magnificent! Mother Nature sure is talented, all around the worlk! Thanks for sharing! :-)

    Happy Monday!

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  9. Lovely pictures! You did your homework well. Happy WS!

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  10. Almost all of the leaves around here are either brown or on the ground, but when the Japanese maples turn red, it makes me so happy. That second picture is beyond lovely.

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  11. You did a wonderful job in capturing the fall colors! Thank you for sharing...have a wonderful week!

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  12. Gorgeous. I am making my way to Tokyo and Kyoto in December. I cannot wait to discover its beautiful temples and Gardens!

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  13. Thanks everyone for your comments. I can't wait for the maples to fully turn red. Hopefully I'll have more pictures later on.

    Kookie- I wish we had some Japanese maples closer to us but we'll hunt some down for sure. :)

    SabineM- If you're coming in early Dec. you may still see some of the red leaves. I hope you have a fabulous trip!

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  14. Autumn is such a beautiful season as your pictures show. You are so blessed to live so near lovely surroundings like this one. :)

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