Autumn (Tokyo Studio)

Shuubun: Waters dry up/ peanuts ripen (4 of 5)

October 8th, 2008

Shuubun 14 of 15Trees receiving a little help in the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. This large park is East of Shinjuku station and has an extensive Nihon Teien – Japanese Garden. It rained a lot today (the waters here are certainly not drying up) and the park was relatively quiet. We sheltered in one of the little pagodas and had our lunch there while looking out to the garden and the pond getting wetter. The leaves of the trees there have not yet turned red. The maple, although still green, has a hint of red just at the edges. It is said that because Tokyo is a big city and like all big cities it creates its own microclimate, the decidious trees loose their leaves much later here.

4 Responses to “Shuubun: Waters dry up/ peanuts ripen (4 of 5)”

  1. 1 Lucas
    October 9th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    hah! it’s like an old man with a walking stick! what is the white stuff around the trunk?

  2. 2 Lucas the house sitter in Austinmer
    October 9th, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    by the way, speaking of “waters dry up” – the next door neighbour knocked down the old dunny in your backyard in Austinmer.

    It is now nothin more than a pile of rubble:

  3. 3 jolaw
    October 9th, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    White stuff around the trunk…? Don’t know, may be a jacket to keep him warm?

    Lucas’ link to the photo:

    The outdoor dunny… did they ask you before they knocked it down? Or did it just happen?

  4. 4 Lucas the house sitter in Austinmer
    October 10th, 2008 at 7:48 am

    …conversation about dunny continued offline…