Tuesday, September 13, 2005

The First Touch of Autumn

Some leaves are beginning to turn red just after midsummer.

In Hokkaido; the northmost island of Japan, it's hot but dry in the summer, so that it is much more comfortable to spend the summer in Hokkaido than in Tokyo. From the beginning of Sep. the temperature significantly comes to drop at night.

Probably, that makes leaves turn red much eariler than any other places. However, I still feel the sweltering heat during the day. "Oh, My God, it's already autumn!?" Yeah, definetaly, we have an autumn sky that is clear blue as far as the eye can see.

The crimson foliage isn't the only typical sight in autumn. I found a autumn bloomer, which I've never seen before.

The yellow flower has a lot of hair spreading from the center. It lookes odd, but lovable.
Does anyone know what it is?