RENE, MARA AND I took the train - well four trains - to kyoto yesterday to visit the bamboo forest.
perfect weather, soft sunshine and whoo hoo - the autumn colour was still there, fabulous red and gold in maple trees with the tiniest leaves - light canopies of lace overhead.
a beautiful great egret, it would've been over a metre high. it was dancing in the river shallows chasing a fish. i wish i'd been closer
we walked through the bamboo forest (with 1000s of other tourists) up to a hill under the canopy of gold and red and thick green moss-covered slopes scattered with fallen leaves. a truly beautiful and serene place despite the large numbers of people, and lovely to have a day with rene.
|lovely lights at the station on the trip home|
at the supermarket on the way home from dinner,
christmas decorations are big here although
christmas is of no great significance other than
an excuse to have fun, sound familiar?