January 3, 2013

Autumn leaves in Jochi-ji

The faded autumn leaves, which will be scattered soon in the chilly winds, are gleaming flickeringly in the weak winter sun.

Soon these vivid colors, which have delighted the eye until now, will almost disappear from view and the colorless winter will dominate the gardens of Zen totally.

These beautiful leaves will gradually turn to fertile soil, on which many and various living things will grow and bloom when spring returns.

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