談山神社

談山神社

12.03.2012

Hue in Autumn

Autumn is leaving and Winter is coming. Leaves are showing us its last shining. Their crimson is most beautiful in recent years, I heard.
As I was a bit busy in November, I couldn't post . So let me  put some expression of the early Autumn, Autumn after harvest and the late Autumn.

1 .稲淵(Inabuchi), the famous area for terraced paddy fields.
    When I came here in spring, those fields had water after the rice planting . Many tadpole were      harboring. And now I felt blessing to the rich harvest.

 
 
 After reaping, they are hung to dry. Lately this scene is decreasing. 
  
 
 
 
 I heard the contest of scarecrow was held here before. Some scarecrow were remained. But if I come across them in the night, I am scared them.
 
 
 
 
 
A farmer are burning chaff or something over there. When I was child, I used to smell the chaff burning in the Autumn.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2.  I came across a heavy growth of Water hyacinth in 橿原市(Kashihara city )in  early autumn. They were shining in the light of sunset. I heard they were planted by pupils of a elementary  school.                   
 
 
 
 
 
3. Around 琵琶湖 (the Lake Biwa )in the late  Autumn. 
The avenue of Metasequoia at Makino-Picland in west side of the lake Biwa.

Astringent persimmon were hung under the eaves. They will be sweet in the winter. 
 
 
 The belfry
 
 
鶏足寺(keisokuji-temple)is at northeast of the lake Biwa. Plenty of fallen leaves turn the ground of this temple into a red carpet. Though usually here is so quiet temple,  many people visit here during this season of colored leaves. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The garden of  彦根城(Hikone castle) in east side of the lake Biwa.  
 
 
 Would you like a cup of green tea under this parasol in this garden,watching colored leaves or the castle etc?
 
 
 
 
 

21 件のコメント:

Giga さんのコメント...

Pierwszy raz widzę co się robi z ryżem po ścięciu. Ciekawie to wygląda. Kwiaty i jesienne liście pięknie wyglądają. Pozdrawiam.
The first time I see what you are doing with the rice harvest. It looks interesting. Flowers and autumn leaves look beautiful. Yours.

Forest Dream Weaver さんのコメント...

Beautiful and interesting photos Sarah.Is the rice now usually dried by machine? I have often wondered if scarecrows actually work,because they are not moving.The cosmos flowers and red leaves look lovely,especially the stream of flowing leaves.Thank you for showing the last days of Autumn.

Have a lovely week Sarah,
Ruby

Wendy さんのコメント...

How nice to see a bit of your part of the world! I've never seen rice growing and find it interesting to see the rice drying on racks in the open fields.
The leaves are pretty with all the bright colours.
Nice country with green fields and mountains.

Rurousha さんのコメント...

What a gorgeous journey through autumn! I would like to sit under that umbrella throughout the entire autumn (and I wish autumn could last forever). I hope the tea will be very warm, because the air will probably get very cold. ^^

cosmos さんのコメント...

また盛りだくさんのポストですね。全景写真の美しさに目を奪われます。田園風景、ホテイアオイ、メタセコイアの並木・・・どれもすばらしいです!
天日干しの稲穂掛けはまだ広く行われているんですね。スローライフの良さと温もりを感じます。作業は大変でしょうけれど。
いよいよ師走ですね。風邪など引かないよう気をつけて、また季節の移ろいの素敵な写真見せてくださいね。

stardust さんのコメント...

This is a lovely highlights of your autumn domestic trips with a camera, Sarah. You travelled as far as France, too, and you must have enjoyed fully this autumn. All these places, I myself also visited and was reminded sweetly by your photos. Keisoku-ji would sink into the silent solitude when the season is over. When I visited two years ago, the earthen steps were almost losing the shape by many people’s trodding and I hope the steps were restored afterwards. Yes, I’ll have a cup of green tea and a piece of sweet, please.

haricot さんのコメント...

この秋、わたしも鶏足寺を訪れました。廃寺なんですね。いい写真は残念ながら撮れませんでした。きっとsarahさんより少し時期も遅くて先月末です。
稲渕の稲穂、懐かしさを覚えます。
どれもクリアで素敵な写真ですね。

sarah さんのコメント...

To Forest Dream Weaver
Yes, now the rice is dried by machine. Combines reap and thresh at one time. After that paddy is dried in the factory.
Though scarecrows don't work like surprising sound or glittering tape, I think some sparrows go to the field that are not scarecrows or don't feel human's smell.

Spiderdama さんのコメント...

Oh, so beautiful! You have so many nice flowers, think I love that pink one. Lovely and colorful post Sarah:-)
Do you get a really winter with snow were you live?

Hugs from Tania

sarah さんのコメント...

To Spiderdama
We have snow about five times in a winter,maybe. But we have deep snow only once or twice. But in north of japan they have snow everday.

Magia da Inês さんのコメント...

✿ °•.¸
Olá, amiga!

Amei... tão lindo!

Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.
Brasil
✿ °•.¸¸.•°♡⊱╮╮

Minoru Saito さんのコメント...

こんにちは。 琵琶湖のメタセコイアの並木道の写真、とても素敵です。
 鶏足寺の紅葉も綺麗ですね。
私はお城巡りも趣味なので、彦根城の写真もとても気に入りました。

Anunoy Samanta さんのコメント...

Hi Sarah... thanks for dropping in!
those were some beautiful clicks capturing the late autumn and onset of winter... simply loved viewing them :-)

ruma さんのコメント...



Hello, sarah.

Lovely and heartwarming your works..

Thank you for your visit.
I thank for your usual and hearty support.
The prayer for all peace.

Have a good weekend. ruma❃

orchid さんのコメント...

Dearest Sarah,
Wow, what a GORGEOUS post☆☆☆ So sorry for my belated comment.
These pictures are REALLY stunning and I never seen the lovely scarecrows like that. You always introduces the beauty we have in Japan♡♡♡ Even Japanese like me was attracted by your marvelous pictures.
I wish I live the surroundings like yours. Thank you very much for sharing these pictures.
Sending you lots of love and hugs, xoxo Miyako*

Arti さんのコメント...

Wow, what a beauty! I loved running through the changing images of the season. The scarecrows are cute and the sight of the hanging rice harvest reminds me of all the hard work that is gone into it. And oh yes, I would love to have a cup of tea and a sweet with you any day. :)

snowwhite さんのコメント...

色々な秋の風情を一度に見せていただいてありがとうございます。
昨年は紅葉をほとんど見に行けませんでしたので、今年こそはとおもっていました。結局、あまり行けずです。sarahさんの紅葉のお写真素晴らしいです。少しは行ったような気になりましたよ。 
ホテイアオイは随分と長い間咲いているのですね。

Magia da Inês さんのコメント...

✿✿°•.

Bom domingo!
Boa semana!
Beijinhos.
Brasil
¸.✿°°•.¸.¸•°♡⊱╮╮

Ekaterina Trayt さんのコメント...

Wow, so much beautiful red!

I like those scarecrows, they look cute and original ^^

Have a nice day! ^.^

Reflections さんのコメント...

Oh yes I'd love to sit under that lovely parasol and drink maybe not tea but hot coffee;-D.

Your photographs are gorgeous...every picture tells a story:-).

Magia da Inês さんのコメント...

♡♡ ✿ °•.¸

FELIZ NATAL!!!!

Cheio de paz, saúde e muitas alegrias.

¸.•°♡⊱彡