Last Saturday, the weather was beautiful. Sunny and clear, but still very cold.
Still, I got Satoshi out of the house and we went to check out the fall colors in Ikeda.
It had been years since we went to the ruins of the Ikeda Castle.
The view is pretty spectacular.
The ruins are very tiny compared to other places.
They had a pond filled with koi (carp).
They even had a machine where you could buy them some food for 100 yen...though they weren't interested in eating it...how disappointing!
The trees that got the most sun were the reddest!
From the ruins we walked towards the mountain and came upon this huge gingko tree.
Against the mountain are two temples..Yoshunji and Daikoji.
We thought this dragon was painted on the wall, but it was a relief sculpture.
And then we went back down all the stairs and back towards the station.
Along the main road back to the station there are many objet.
I really liked this one titled "I ♡ Ikeda" (Just in case that heart didn't show up, it says "I heart Ikeda")...
The early mornings and evenings seem to be coldest these days. At least most days have been sunny.
How's the weather where you are?