December 11, 2016

Autumn leaves: Jochi-ji

Winter is gradually deepening and the living things in the gardens are quietly preparing for this cold gray season to survive to next spring.

Deciduous trees sense the sharp drop of temperature and cut off the supply of water to their leaves. These dehydrated leaves change their colors from green to red and gold. Thanks to this splendid change of colors, fallen leaves can easily decay on the ground to return to dust.

In the biting cold of winter, living things take a long tranquil rest while dreaming of the arrival of the warm and fertile spring.

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