Thursday, December 05, 2013

just a little more fall foliage..

DSC04593 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.

DSC04603 The ruins are very tiny compared to other places.

DSC04608 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!

DSC04620 The trees that got the most sun were the reddest!

DSC04624 From the ruins we walked towards the mountain and came upon this huge gingko tree.

DSC04632 Against the mountain are two temples..Yoshunji and Daikoji.

We thought this dragon was painted on the wall, but it was a relief sculpture.

DSC04635 And then we went back down all the stairs and back towards the station.

DSC04636 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?

4 comments:

Rowena... said...

Chilly mornings and evenings but during the day....geez, we were up to 14°C today! Gorgeous colors going on over there - nice ^-^

K and S said...

yeah I think we were up to 14 or 15C yesterday too, Rowena!

Take care.
Kat

kb said...

Cold snap! Down in the 20s (F), and very light snow flurries today! ~Kris

K and S said...

yipes that is cold Kris! stay warm :)

Take care.
Kat