On a recent bike trip into the center of Kyoto, we cut through the Imperial Palace en route to the Shijo area.
Under clear blue skies, the many deciduous trees were displaying brilliant reds and yellows and oranges.
One tree in particular caught the eye.
A massive ginkgo tree, a lean yellow rocket enveloped in a field of green pine, was stunning.
Middle-aged men with huge cameras slung around their necks converged on the tree.
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Friday, December 04, 2009