I've been a bit useless on my blog recently, mostly because I'd run out of space in my picasa album, and I had to delete all the photos I didn't need before I could upload any more. But I finally got round to doing that, so now I can spam you all with our gorgeous autumn leaves photos!
We've been hiking a lot recently, making the most of our last bit of time in Japan, and admiring the beautiful colours of autumn. It really was beautiful around here from the end of October until the middle of November. Unfortunately, last weekend we had a really windy couple of days, and all the leaves disappeared overnight. Now, it's cold and wintery, but these photos really bring back the lovely weather of autumn!
View from Mount Izumi, over towards our house
John bullying small children!
It was a little early for the lovely colours just yet, but I love how the colours change as you get down the mountain.
I went on an early morning hike up the mountain behind our house, and although it was a bit hazy, the hills around were gorgeous.
This amazing tree and adorable little shrine are hidden away in someone's back garden!
Japanese maples are the most beautiful trees ever!
Our apartment is snuggled up in these beautiful hills
I've been to this reservoir in Spring and Summer, and we went back to enjoy the autumn leaves around its shores. There were so many beautiful trees, and John was saying continuously "I think autumn is my favourite season in Japan, I love autumn"!
The trees that are all colours at once are the best!
We found a lovely little riverside spot near our house that I wish we'd found earlier!
This was after the wind storm that blew most of the leaves off, but these ones retained a few!
This amazing tree is in a tiny little children's park, next to our supermarket. It still has some leaves, and is continuing to make me happy every day!