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Late Autumn

Posted by
GJC (Kyoto, Japan) on 12 December 2012 in Plant & Nature.

In Japan the fallen autumn leaves are considered just as beautiful as those on the tree. There are places famous for what is called "ochiba" 「落ち葉」or a place to see the fallen leaves.
The gardeners at this temple have swept the crimson leaves into a dramatic wave pattern, much like the famous dry rock gardens. This "garden," however, will last only a very short time, providing visitors fortunate enough to be there a meditation on beauty and impermanence that is one of Japan's most breathtaking cultural accomplishments.

As a bonus, can you see the rabbit? Look behind the rocks on the left. It wasn't just the people who were enjoying the fallen leaves.

NIKON D300 1/80 second F/4.0 ISO 200 52 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Color me beautiful... by Judy aka L@dybug

Japan by Steve Rice

NIKON D300
1/80 second
F/4.0
ISO 200
52 mm (35mm equiv.)

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