This is part of Sandy (of Scribbles and Musings) #FavFotoFriday challenge. I am not a photographer, nor am I aspiring to be one. I just like taking photos. 🙂
The #FavFotoFriday is a WordPress Daily Post approved challenge. It’s simple; pick a favourite photo you took in the last week, share it, pingback to Sandy and use the tag.
I knew when I was taking this photo that it would be my favourite photo for this week. It was taken yesterday, Thursday morning Japan time, when we broke up a cycle at a playground on temple grounds. The leaves are starting to change colour, everything looks so beautiful in Autumnal colours.
For those in the Northern Hemisphere – are you seeing any changes in the trees at the moment? Please do comment, if you have the time.
Saitama is abundant with free playgrounds. You can find them in the most random of places. Some are huge play jungles with elaborate equipment and others are small minimalist nooks with basic equipment. On our cycle today, we found the latter.
A lot of shrines and temples in rural Saitama have some sort of community facility attached to them. The one we visited today, has both a community centre and a playground. The community centre is locked up, as this type normally are, and only opened for special occasions. It is probably used mostly for the local summer festival. I often think its such a waste, that it would be great, if they could be used more openly. The playgrounds at shrines and temples, thankfully, tend to be open 24 hours as they have no gated fences around them.
Today, the trees greeted us with the first hints of the splendidness that is to come with the changing of the leaf colours. There were also more leaves carpeting the ground than I had expected. The kids delighted (and I’ll ‘fess up; I did too) in crunching through the green, red and orange leaves decorating the sacred grounds. It’s been a while since I did a snippet of life type post, so to speak, and with the trees so beautiful today, I was inspired to share!
The Autumn leaves in Japan are absolutely magnificent. 紅葉 ・kouyou・ Autumn leavesare tracked, reported on and celebrated up and down the country. I never truly appreciated the beauty of Autumn colours, until I had spent a couple of Autumns experiencing their beauty here in Japan. Have you any recommendations of places to enjoy the splendid colours of Autumn? Please do share in the comments below.
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