Images of Early Autumn, 2021

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

Today, as we round the corner into October, the real countdown till peak autumn foliage begins.

There’s a chill in the air, to be sure. Morning temperatures are dipping below the 10 degrees Celsius mark with daytime highs barely hitting the late teens. That means you’ll want to pack a fleece or windbreaker along with all the other standard hiking gear. As always, remember to bring a hat to keep off harmful UV rays and some form of rain resistant shell.

Since we haven’t much to report this week, we’ve instead decided to share some images from the Five Sense Kamikochi blog. Our old friends have been beavering away to bring you fresh updates liberally seasoned with beautiful photographs. Enjoy!

A tranquil marsh scene.
Kamikochi’s famed karamatsu trees reach peak color in late October.
The Azusa River rolls on cool and clear on a brisk autumn day.
A Pterocarya rhoifolia (or Japanese wingnut) already showing yellow foliage.
The Hotaka Range with slopes dyed with autumn hues.
The Euonymus hamiltonianus, (AKA “Hamilton’s spindletree” or “Himalayan spindle” displaying seasonal colors and fruit.
Here we see a bird called Shijuukara (シジュウカラ) in Japanese or “Japanese tit” in English. Yeah, be careful when Googling that…

That’s all for this week’s installment. We hope these images have whetted your appetite for more autumn content and sincerely thank the folks at Five Sense for supplying it!

Till next time, keep warm and stay safe!

Source of Information:

Nature Guide Five Sense Kamikochi blog: