In Nara Park, there are many Chinese Tallow Trees.
I’ve been enchanted by their autumn foliage since I moved to Nara City.I'll pick up three places I like to see their colored leaves.
Along the road bridge over Ara-ike Pond, one of the gateways to Nara Park,
the leaves of Chinese Tallow Trees turn colors
a little earlier than the other places.
|Five-storied Pagoda of Kofuku-ji Temple beyond the pond|
|Road-bridge over Ara-ike Pond|
At Daibutsu-ike Pond, I always enjoy the playfulness of light, shadows,
and the colored leaves.
Which reflection do you prefer, translucent water-color, with gold, or oil-painting touch?
|Gold reflections of Ginkgo、2013|
Ukigumo Park of the Nara Park gets ablaze with spectacular colors in mid-November.
1. The green leaves start turning colors in mid-October.
2. Yellow, orange, red and pale green colors can be seen on one tree in late October.
3. At its best early to mid-November
4. Seed covered with white wax
Mesmerizing tangerine-colored foliage in the light.
Ukigumo Park is a popular site for school excursion and wedding memorial photography.
Every one enjoys his/her/its share of pleasure.
Almost all the leaves fall to the ground mid-to-late November
and only seeds covered with a layer of pure white wax remain into December.
The trees stand proud and bare in January next year.
(This post consists of 2017 photos mostly and some of the unpublished past years' photos.)