A Welcome Chill

A hearty hello to all of our loyal readers, near and far!

October is here! Today saw a drastic drop in temperatures which has consigned any trace of summer to memory. On a happier note, what were previously subtle signs of autumn color have now become unmistakable.

This Erman’s birch captured by Five Sense blogger Ume last week has shifted toward the yellower hues of autumn:

Elsewhere, maple trees are now displaying rusty red shades which will peak in mid-to-late October:

This picture, taken just two days ago shows that the larches around Tashiro Wetlands are now starting to look just a tiny bit yellow. These trees are always late to the autumn party, reaching their peak around the end of October.

If you’re planning on visiting in the near future, please be aware that warmer clothing will be needed. Be sure to pack a fleece, a good wind breaker, light gloves, and a hat. Even if you don’t need them on the day, having them with you will provide safety as well a peace of mind.

And with that, we conclude this week’s blog. Thanks as always to the hard-working folks at Five Sense for supplying valuable updates and recent photos week after week!

Till next time, be well and stay safe.

Sources of Information:

Nature Guide Five Sense, Kamikochi blog: https://fivesense.guide/blog/today/124809/