Beautiful. I was at Ryoanji 3 weeks ago. Unfortunatley a bit too early for kouyou. I have a little potted momiji on my porch. Its leaves turned a nice red, but then the wind tore them from the branches. Beauty is fleeting, yeah?
It's interesting to wake up to this blog entry. Today of all days, change is in the air. Kouyou, a time to relax from the long, hot summer. Loved not seeing a beer in every picture; it would have reminded me of parking lot licorice incident #2 (minus the licorice, but still including too much red). You guys missed it. Cabernale was a hit--Google that!